9th Annual Moton Community Banquet


Farmville, VA: On Saturday, February 29th join us for the ninth annual Moton Community Banquet. The Moton Museum brings together all members of our community to recognize our donors and to honor our local civil rights history. In the past 9 years, we have had thousands of people from all over the commonwealth attend. This event also recognizes the 2019 Moton Family Challenge Fundraiser and celebrate the beginning of the 2020 Family Challenge.

This year we have the honor of welcoming Ken Woodley as our Master of Ceremonies, the Southside Jazz Quartet performing music, Kimberley Ashton giving the invocation, and we have Judge John Charles Thomas as our keynote speaker.

Judge John Charles Thomas, a retired justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, teaches Appellate Practice at the University of Virginia School of Law. Thomas is also a senior partner at the law firm Hunton & Williams, where he serves as chief of appellate practice. Thomas is also a judge of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, which handles cases involving violations of the World Anti-Doping Code for all Olympic Sports, the Tour de France, FIFA, and LPGA.

Thomas was educated at the University of Virginia, where he graduated with distinction in 1972. He earned his J.D. from UVA Law in 1975. He recently completed a more than 11-year term as a member of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary.  He is a trustee emeritus of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which owns and operates Monticello and a “Friend of the West Point Class of 1917.” Thomas is the recipient of the Bailes Award from the Virginia Bar Association. In 2014, he was named distinguished Alumnus of the UVA College of Arts and Sciences.

The banquet will begin at 6:00 pm in the Longwood University Health & Fitness Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  For more information regarding ticket purchases or sponsorship information, please contact 434-315-8775, sherre.atkins@motonmuseum.org, or visit http://www.motonmuseum.org/banquet-2/

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