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Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robert Russa Moton High School

 
 
Robert Russa Moton High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. Robert Russa Moton High School Marker
Inscription. On this site 4-23-51, the students staged a strike protesting inadequate school facilities. Led by Rev. L. Francis Griffin, these students' actions became a part of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision, which ruled racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. To avoid desegregation, the Prince Edward County public schools were closed until 9-2-64.
 
Erected 1986 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number M 1.)
 
Location. 37° 17.449′ N, 78° 23.857′ W. Marker is in Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 15) and Griffin Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. R. R. Moton High School (within shouting distance of this marker); Longwood College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Longwood University (approx. 0.6 miles away); Farmville Female Seminary Association (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church
Robert Russa Moton High School Site image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. Robert Russa Moton High School Site
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Beulah AME Church (approx. mile away); Four Sororities Founded (approx. mile away); Main Street - Mayor J. David Crute - EACO Theatre (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Farmville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of Brown v. Board of Education markers.
 
Also see . . .  The Robert Russa Moton Museum. (Submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCivil RightsEducationNotable Events
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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