R. R. MOTON CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM
Patrick Louis Cooney, Ph. D.
There is a museum that definitely deserves your support and your contributions. It is the Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville, Virginia. This is the old school building where Barbara Johns, niece of the father of the civil rights movement, Vernon Johns of nearby Darlington Heights, led a school strike against unequal educational opportunities for blacks that became one of the school cases involved in the 1954 Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
This would be a great way not only to honor Vernon Johns, but to help promote him to his rightful place in history.
I talked to Vera Allen, who has been so active in fund-raising for the museum, and she said that as of October 1999 the Museum need to raise in the immediate future another $100,000. She said this would definitely be done.
You can send your donations to:
The Robert Russa Moton Museum
Griffin Boulevard & Main Street
Post Office Box 908
Farmville, VA 23901
For more information, see their website at www.moton.org
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