Longwood Univ. Helping Preserve Robert Russa Moton Museum
Farmville, VA - Longwood University is helping preserve the Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville. The two created a partnership so the museum will now be affiliated with the university.
Longwood will provide administrative support, research, and advance the museum's mission to educate people about civil rights.Before this partnership, the Moton Musuem was a nonprofit.
The Museum is a National Historic Landmark where a 1951 student strike helped launch the modern American civil rights movement. The court case that came out of that strike was one of five decided by the Supreme Court in the Brown versus Board of Education decision.