An historic museum in farmville, va focusing on civil rightsOne 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.
Hours -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