Prayer Breakfast Summer Break

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 by staff

The Moton Prayer Breakfast will be suspended for the summer(June, July, August). We will resume Prayer Breakfast on September 5, 2017. See you in the Fall!

-Moton Staff

Museum Closed May 22nd

Posted on May 15th, 2017 by staff

The Moton Museum will be closed Monday May 22nd, 2017 along with Longwood University. Moton will reopen on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017.

The Moton Museum will be open Memorial Day May 29th, 2017 from 12:00pm-4:00pm.

-Moton Staff

Moton Museum & Mickie Carrington Present In Concert: Recording Artists Lee Walker and Spirit

Posted on April 29th, 2017 by staff

Help Wanted-Moton Museum Operations Assistant

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by staff

Moton Museum Operations Assistant

Summer 2017

The Moton Museum Operations Assistant must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at Longwood University. As a member of the Moton Museum staff, the successful candidate must be able to work independently in maintaining the regular operation of the museum as lead staff primarily during weekend and some evening hours. This is a position that requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to be flexible in both hours and in critical thinking. Training will be provided to all successful applicants.

Strong preference is given to individuals that demonstrate;

1.) Ability to interact with people

2.) Ability to communicate clearly with customers

3.) Ability to work independently

4.) Ability to do physical/manual labor

Position Requirements Include:

* Provide a positive client experience to all visitors of the museum.

* Ensure that all event set-ups are done in accordance with guest request.

* Complete all necessary reports.

* Clear and secure the building at closing.

* Enforce Moton Museum policies and procedures.

* Perform other duties as assigned.

* Provide coverage and assistance to the Moton Bookstore

Individuals interested in the position should send a cover letter and resume to The position will begin at the conclusion of the spring 2017 semester.

Johns-Griffin Day 2017

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by staff

“Skip” Griffin Jr. to be keynote speaker for Johns-Griffin Day April 23


Photos courtesy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Farmville, VA – In celebration of Johns-Griffin Day, Leslie “Skip” Griffin, Jr. will return to First Baptist Church on Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m. to give a keynote address. This local event celebrates the lives and legacy of Barbara Rose Johns Powell, organizer of the Moton High School student strike in 1951, and the Rev. L. Francis Griffin, minister of Farmville’s First Baptist Church who led the civil rights movement in Prince Edward and Virginia during the 1950s and 1960s.  The day will begin with a service at Triumph Baptist Church in Darlington Heights at 11:00am.  At 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Skip Griffin will give the keynote address. A light reception will follow both events. Read more here.