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Buckingham and Prince Edward Counties: Robert Russa Moton Museum and other Civil Rights Education Sites

Wednesday, March 18, 8:30am5:30pm
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IStudent protest, Prince Edward County, 1963. Image courtesy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.n the spirit of our exhibition, Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality, a legacy project of American Evolution: 2019 Commemoration, we will travel to Buckingham and Prince Edward counties to learn about the people and events that contributed to Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the landmark Supreme Court decision desegregating school in the United States.

Farmville, Virginia played an important part in this nation’s civil rights struggle. The Robert Russa Morton High School was the site of a historic civil rights action by the students of this segregated public school. Initiated by 16-year-old Barbara Johns, the 1951 Moton Student Strike produced three-fourths of the plaintiffs in the Brown v. Board of Education.

This trip includes guided tours of the Robert Russa Moton Museum, a National Historic Landmark, along with Curdsville Community Center, Ellis Acres Memorial Park, and Union Grove One Room School to learn more about this landmark legal case, the history of Civil Rights in Education, and the leading role their citizens played in America’s transition from segregation toward integration.

Virginia Journeys is a member-only travel program. The reservation fee includes transportation, admission fees, lunch, and snacks and beverages while in transit. The reservation fee is nonrefundable. Cancelled reservations may be eligible for a charitable contribution tax deduction and will be receipted upon request.

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