Family Challenge Scholarship

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by staff


Moton Family Challenge Scholarship Application Information

The Moton Family Challenge seeks to award two $2500 merit-based, renewable scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are direct lineal descendants of students affected by the public school closings in Prince Edward County, Virginia, between 1959 and 1964. Applicants need not currently reside in Prince Edward County to be eligible for the scholarship. Click here for more information. 

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2017

Moton Community Banquet Sold Out!

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 by staff

The 2017 Moton Community Banquet is officially out of available tickets, and tickets CANNOT be purchased at the event. Please call 434-315-8775 ext. 3 if you have any questions.

– Moton Staff

Parking Instructions 2017 Moton Community Banquet

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by staff

The Longwood University Health & Fitness Center is building #43 on the above map.

The Longwood University Health & Fitness Center is located on South Main Street, beside the Clark House(515 S. Main Street is the closest address), and across the street from Kenny’s Health Foods Emporium (410 S. Main Street).  Signs and volunteers will be located throughout campus to direct you toward the Health & Fitness Center.  Click here to view campus map (Health & Fitness Center is #43).

Parking: Guests can park in any available spot on the Longwood University campus, including inside the Redford Street parking deck (no pass code required).  The closest parking lot, Wynne Lot, is located at the corner of Main Street and Wynne Drive (#42 on the above map).


Doors open at 5:00pm.

Building in Richmond to be named after Barbara Johns

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by staff

Moton Community Celebrates Naming of Richmond Building for Civil Rights Hero Barbara Johns

Farmville—Moton Museum officials commended Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s announcement to name a renovated Richmond state government office building for civil rights hero and Farmville icon Barbara Johns.

Moton Museum, Virginia’s only civil rights National Historic Landmark, is the site of the 1951 student walkout led by then sixteen-year-old Johns to protest overcrowded and inadequate facilities at their segregated school. The bold action resulted in a court case that the Supreme Court decided as part of its 1954 landmark decision Brown v. Board of Education, which declared segregation in education unconstitutional.

“Governor McAuliffe’s announcement acknowledges the statewide and national importance Johns and her fellow Moton students played in expanding equality for all Americans,” said Cameron Patterson, managing director of the Moton Museum. “Their action reveals the capacity of young people to use the tools of our democracy to make extraordinary change.”

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Jazz Concert at the Moton Museum

Posted on February 14th, 2017 by staff

Robert Russa Moton Museum and Longwood University Music Department presents

Moton Jazz Club

Friday, February 24th at Robert Russa Moton Museum
900 Griffin Boulevard

Doors open at 6:30, and concert begins at 7:30
A cash bar will be available.
The concert is free and open to the public

The Southside Jazz Quintet (SSJQ) has offered the best in mainstream jazz to audiences in Central Virginia since 1994.  The group has performed at numerous local venues, and appears regularly at a number of annual events, including the Heart of Virginia Festival in Farmville and the Spring Open House at the MacCallum More Museum & Gardens in Chase City.  Members of the quintet are Charles Kinzer, saxophone; Rick Neller, trumpet; Stan Smith, piano; Pat Lawrence, bass; and Gordon Smith, drums. The band’s style reflects the entire gamut of jazz, from the dance hits of the swing era to the energized jazz-funk fusion of recent years.  For the upcoming event at the Moton Museum the SSJQ will be joined by two special guests: Greg Robey, trombone, and Joel Worford, guitar.

Offered in observance of Black History Month, the evening of live jazz will include a special performance of song and poetry by Dr. Lisa Edwards-Burrs, who will be accompanied on piano by Ms. Teri Kidd.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar will be available. The concert is sponsored by the Moton Museum and the Longwood University Department of Music. The Moton Museum is located at 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, Virginia 23901. Free parking is available behind the museum.