Webinar on 4/12: How a Virginia School Helped Desegregate America

April 6, 2021

The Supreme Court case that came to be known as Brown v. Board of Education was originally five separate cases brought by communities across the country to desegregate American schools.

Join the National Trust on Monday, April 12 at 12 p.m. ET for a webinar about the role of the Robert Russa Moton School in Farmville, Virginia, in desegregating America’s school system. The webinar, titled Brown v. Board: From Students on Strike to Massive Resistance in Farmville, VA, will feature Cameron Patterson, Executive Director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum, and Reverend J. Samuel Williams, Moton student striker and Civil Rights leader.

In addition to sharing history about the case, this session will also include updates on the National Trust's work to preserve and tell the full story of Brown v. Board.

As part of the work of the National Trust’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, the Trust identified work related to expanding the narrative surrounding Brown v. Board as one of our National Treasures. This ongoing webinar series will highlight the people, places, and stories from each of the states involved in the landmark case.

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