U.S. Senator Mark Warner gives remarks about the importance of Barbara Johns

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by staff

Click Here: Warner Barbara Johns Tribute 04-20-2018

Additional Media Coverage from the first celebration of Barbara Johns Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the 67th Anniversary of the Moton Student Strike: 

Barbara Johns Day Celebration

Posted on April 5th, 2018 by staff









April 22nd, 2018 
Firemen’s Sports Arena, Farmville VA 

The Robert R. Moton Museum is proud to present the inaugural Barbara Johns Day celebration. We welcome anybody who wishes to take part in the celebration to join us at the Firemen’s Sports Arena in Farmville, Virginia for an afternoon of fun for guests of all ages, including a bouncy house, a free drawing station, sports equipment, lots of free food and a DJ will be providing musical entertainment. The Barbara Johns Musical written by a Prince Edward County School teacher will be performed at 2:00 p.m. and at 3:00 p.m. by Prince Edward High School Students.

The Inaugural Barbara Johns Day celebration will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018. The Firemen’s Sports Arena is located at 1328 Zion Hill Road, Farmville, VA. This event is free and open to the public, and we welcome all. Stay tune to the website or email us at info@motonmuseum.org for additional information.

Margaret Edds – Lecture & Book Signing

Posted on March 21st, 2018 by staff

Please join us for this event in sponsorship with the Prince Edward County Branch NAACP. April 19th, 5:30 p.m. at the Moton Museum

Margaret Edds Flier

An Outrage: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Posted on March 15th, 2018 by staff

The event has been rescheduled for April 25th, at 6:00pm at the Moton Museum.

2018 Moton Community Banquet

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by staff

Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 6:00 p.m.
Longwood Health & Fitness Center

The Moton Museum invites you to our seventh annual Moton Community Banquet. This night brings together all members of our community to recognize our donors and to honor our local civil rights history when the courage and sacrifices of young people and their families expanded equality for all Americans.

This year our keynote speaker will be Mrs. Nadine Marsh-Carter. Mrs. Marsh-Carter is the daughter of the Honorable Henry Marsh, one of the lawyers in the Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward, and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Home Society of Richmond. She is also a former member of the Richmond City School Board and a community advocate.

Show your support for the Banquet by

  • becoming a sponsor
  • purchasing a table,
  • purchasing an individual ticket
  • advertising in our souvenir

If you would like to advertise in our souvenir program, become a sponsor, or purchase a table, then please contact Sherre Atkins, Guest Services Manager at 434.315.8775 (ext.6) or stop by the museum for a visit. If you would like to purchase an individual ticket, then you can do so through our Eventbrite page.

Purchase Individual Tickets at Eventbrite