Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Robert Russa Moton High School Timeline
1939: Robert Russa Moton High School built for 180 students
1940: 219 students
1947: 377 students
1948: 3 tar paper shacks built
1950: 477 students
1951: Moton Students Strike
There wasn't any fear I just felt this is your moment
— Barbara Rose Johns
1959-1964: No public schools
The eyes of the world are on us
— Rev. L. Francis Griffin, Sr.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
Location. 37° 17.504′ N, 78° 23.834′ W. Marker is in Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of Barrow Street and Griffin Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Barrow Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 S Main St, Farmville VA 23901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Barbara Rose JohnsOliver White Hill Sr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Russa Moton High School (about 400 feet away); 1951 Student Walk-Out (about 400 feet away); Martha E. Forrester (approx. 0.3 miles away); Longwood College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farmville Female Seminary Association (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.