Launch of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Posted on January 17th, 2018 by staff

Two Virginia locations have been included with a newly-launched website for the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

In partnership with Travel South USA, the U.S. Civil Rights Trail is a collection of more than 100 churches, courthouses, schools, museums and other landmarks primarily in the Southern states where activists challenged segregation in the 1950s and 1960s to advance social justice. Virginia locations include the Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville and the Civil Rights Memorial in Richmond.

The Robert Russa Moton Museum is the national center for the study of Civil Rights in Education. Formerly Robert Russa Moton High School, the museum was the site of the first non-violent student demonstration in 1951. This action led to the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education case before the U.S. Supreme Court that mandated equal education for all Americans, a hallmark in the civil rights movement. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1998.

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2018 Moton Community Banquet

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 by staff

Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 6:00 p.m.
Longwood Health & Fitness Center

The Moton Museum invites you to our seventh annual Moton Community Banquet. This night brings together all members of our community to recognize our donors and to honor our local civil rights history when the courage and sacrifices of young people and their families expanded equality for all Americans.

This year our keynote speaker will be Mrs. Nadine Marsh-Carter. Mrs. Marsh-Carter is the daughter of the Honorable Henry Marsh, one of the lawyers in the Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward, and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Home Society of Richmond. She is also a former member of the Richmond City School Board and a community advocate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show your support for the Banquet by

  • becoming a sponsor
  • purchasing a table,
  • purchasing an individual ticket
  • advertising in our souvenir

If you would like to advertise in our souvenir program, become a sponsor, or purchase a table, then please contact Sherre Atkins, Guest Services Manager at 434.315.8775 (ext.6) or stop by the museum for a visit. If you would like to purchase an individual ticket, then you can do so through our Eventbrite page.

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Prayer Breakfast Scheduled for January 9th, 2018

Posted on January 1st, 2018 by staff

The next Moton Community Prayer Breakfast will be held on January 9th beginning at 7:30 am. This is a delay from our regular rotation due to the New Year Holiday. Join us for a wonderful breakfast and prayers led by local community members. Thank you for your continued support.

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Winter Break Closing

Posted on December 14th, 2017 by staff

The Moton Museum will close for Winter Break from December 18th – January 2nd. Thank you for your continued support of our mission during 2017. We look forward to working with you to achieve in 2018!

 

Annual Moton Holiday Open House, December 11th

Posted on December 1st, 2017 by staff

 

Kick off the holiday season at the Moton Museum, Monday, December 11th, from 5:30 to 7:30PM!  The Moton Council invites you to join them for great food, music and fellowship at its annual Holiday Open House & Social.

This free community building event will feature the annual Prince Edward County Elementary School Holiday Art Exhibition, as well as updates on Moton’s future.  Additional parking is available across the street from Moton in the Southgate Center, along Griffin Blvd.