“School Desegregation: Learn, Preserve & Empower” Event May 5th

Four organizations have joined forces to preserve the memories of students who were affected by Virginia’s school desegregation efforts and will hold events throughout the state this spring.

AARP Virginia has joined with the D.O.V.E. (Desegregation of Virginia Education) Project, Virginia NAACP and the Urban League of Hampton Roads in a statewide effort to record oral histories and collect materials related to school desegregation in Virginia. The group’s Farmville event will be held at the Robert Russa Moton Museum on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 11:30am to 4:00pm.


This event is free and open to the entire community and will include free food, a short film, exhibits and empowering workshops for all.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in being interviewed or sharing materials, you can pre-register by calling 1-877-926-8300. Day-of registration will also take place from 11:30am-noon.

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