Fourth Annual Moton Community Banquet Oct 2nd

Event to commemorate Brown and Griffin anniversaries, honor former state senator Henry L. Marsh

The Moton Museum and title sponsors, Centra Southside Community Hospital, the County of Prince Edward and Wells Fargo, invite you to the Fourth Annual Moton Community Banquet, Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 6:00-8:30pm at Hampden-Sydney College’s Kirby Field House.

To purchase tickets, advertise and/or sponsor:

Deadline is September 15.  Seating is limited and arranged according to purchase date. Click here to download flyer (pdf).

This year’s event will celebrate the legacy of newly-retired state senator, The Honorable Henry L. Marsh.  As a young attorney in 1964, Senator Marsh helped argue and win Griffin v. Prince Edward, the U.S. Supreme Court case that reopened Prince Edward County’s schools and saved public education for the nation.

8NEWS Richmond award-winning anchor Ava-Joye Burnett will be the evening’s host.  Past banquets have drawn over 600 guests.  With 2014 marking the 50th anniversary of Griffin, and the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, this year is sure to be the most memorable yet.

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» Nancy Pyle said: { Aug 15, 2014 - 09:08:56 }

I can’t be there, but wish you well! I visited the museum in the spring and was amazed at the exhibits and how moving they were.
As a student at Longwood in the late 60′s and early 70′s, I saw the legacy of the school closings. Last week I read a book about the abolitionists. Today I’m reading in the newspaper about the shooting of another young, unarmed black man in Missouri. Yes, I know things have improved immensely, but this country continues to break my heart with its racial inequities. Will things ever change enough? Your museum helps to point out how far we’ve come, and thus pushes us to go further. Thanks for the valuable work you do!