Common Ground is hosting a bus trip to the Moton Museum to learn about massive resistance and education in Virginia. This is a great opportunity to learn about our country’s history and hear stories from the brave activists who fought for justice in education.
Massive Resistance Explored: A Bus Trip to the Moton Museum
In 1951, 450 Moton High School student-activists catapulted Virginia to the forefront of the national Civil Rights Movement. Their lawsuit became known as Brown v. Board of Education. In retaliation, county leaders closed all public schools in 1959 until 1964 – five years. On Jan 27 at 2 p.m., the children speak.
Join us in Farmville at the Moton School Civil Rights Learning Center (“Moton Museum”), Virginia’s sole civil rights National Historic Landmark, to hear four extraordinary, firsthand stories of youthful courage, resilience, and personal sacrifice.
The bus will depart from the Transportation Hub at 12:30 p.m., returning no later than 5 p.m. Contact Lindsey King (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 3:30pm on Jan. 24 to reserve a spot.