Why Farmville, Virginia, matters more after Ferguson

“The eyes of the world are on us. The intelligent support we give our cause will serve as a stimulant for the cause of free people everywhere.”
Reverend L. Francis Griffin Sr. (1917-1980), pastor of First Baptist Church, Downtown Farmville

On the night of Wednesday, December 3rd, the Sharon Baptist Church Youth & Young Adult Ministry, and Adult Bible Study, staged a demonstration for “equal protection under the law” at the Prince Edward County Courthouse.

Though quickly planned, every action — the location, message, the decision to pray [VIDEO] with area law enforcement — was discussed with students, deliberate, and made, first and foremost, with long-term goals and our local community in mind.

At Moton, we teach organized, constructive citizenship, rooted in lessons learned from our local, national heroes.  Every community is unique, and our organizing strategies must reflect this complexity.

From Patrick Henry to Israel Hill, Sailors Creek to the Moton Student Strike, Farmville, Virginia, is a special place.  It’s where freedom grows.

We invite you to visit and join us.