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An historic museum in farmville, va focusing on civil rights

One of Virginia's top six historic destinations, this historic brick schoolhouse is where the fight for equal student rights began in Virginia. A segregated community in 1951, students at the Robert Russa Moton High School went on strike to demand equal education and learning facilities as those enjoyed by the white students at Farmville High School. Today the original school is a museum and National Historic Landmark that tells the story, through five visual classroom layouts, of those first brave and young civil rights fighters. The musuem also offers films, lectures, and the Civil Rights Walking Tour.


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 Noon to 4 PM, Monday through Saturday and by appointment.


  • Moton Community Banquet (March)
  • Moton Family Day (April)
  • Holiday Open House & Social (Dec.)


  • Community Prayer Breakfasts
  • History Displays
  • Group Tours
  • Civil Rights Walking Tours 
  • Lectures & Book Signings
  • Film Screenings


when is robert russa moton museum open?

Spend a few hours in this National Historic Landmark and immerse yourself in Virginia's civil rights movement from 1951 through 1964. Each room of this tarpaper roofed schoolhouse has been transformed into a separate learning opportunity that spans the 13 year fight for equal rights. The museum is open from noon to 4 PM, Monday through Saturday and by appointment upon special request. Office hours are 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.

What is the Civil Rights Walking Tour in Farmville, VA?

The youth of Farmville played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement of Virginia. This walking tour takes you along the streets of downtown Farmville, past sites that were significant in the civil rights movement between 1951 and 1964. Historic sites along Main Street, High Street and Griffin Boulevard are marked by the Civil Rights Walking Tour logo on the sidewalk. Be sure and explore the shops and cultural attractions that you'll also find along the way.


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