2012 African American Trailblazers in Virginia History Traveling Exhibit

The Robert Russa Moton Museum is hosting the Library of Virginia’s traveling exhibit “2012 African American Trailblazers in Virginia History” through March 10, 2012. The exhibit features biographies and experiences of the 2012 honorees, recently recognized by the Library of Virginia in a ceremony on February 23rd. The exhibit will travel across Virginia, sharing their inspirational stories.


The Library of Virginia describes the annual program and its honorees, saying, “The men and women featured as Trailblazers offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. Their biographies are a testament to the determination and perseverance displayed by extraordinary people during challenging times. Through education and advocacy, these individuals demonstrate how African Americans have actively campaigned for better lives for themselves and their people.”

To view the exhibit, visit the Robert Russa Moton Museum during museum hours before March 10, 2012. For more information or to plan a group visit please contact Patrice Carter at (434) 315-8775 or by email at patrice.carter@motonmuseum.org.