Prince Edward to Bed-Stuy: Robert Kennedy’s Civil Rights Journey

Dr. Patricia Sullivan to deliver second annual Moss Lecture October 23rd, 7:30pm

Join the Moton Museum Thursday, October 23rd, at 7:30pm in Longwood’s Wygal Hall for the second annual Dr. C.G. Gordon Moss Lecture.

Dr. Patricia Sullivan, professor of history at the University of South Carolina and author of Lift Every Voice: The NAACP & the Making of the Civil Rights Movement, will deliver this year’s lecture entitled, “From Prince Edward County to Bedford-Stuyvesant: Robert Kennedy’s Civil Rights Journey.”

In 1964 Kennedy visited Farmville to review the Prince Edward Free Schools, the one-year, privately-funded, integrated school system he co-founded to provide education for local students. The Griffin v. Prince Edward case, decided just weeks after his visit, forced the county to reopen public schools after five years of being closed.

Thursday’s lecture is free and open to the public.  A book-signing will take place immediately following the program.

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