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From Resistance to Resilience: Black Virginia’s Path to Freedom

Join Red Hill and Moton Museum for a two-day event, From Resistance to Resilience: Black Virginia’s Path to Freedom, honoring the history of Brookneal and Farmville Virgina’s Black communities from 1794 to 1970, the early republic to the civil rights era. This event, in partnership with Moton Museum, will take place at Red Hill on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and continue on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to honor the courageous movement for racial equality led by student civil rights activists at Moton Museum.

Programs include a genealogy seminar by Red Hill’s Historian and Genealogist of African American History, a panel discussion with Quarter Place descendants, a drama presentation by actress Gloria Simon, a presentation on traditional Black Appalachian music, an interactive art project featuring a lockout student, a panel discussion with Strike & Lockout student descendants of Moton Museum, tours of Red Hill & Moton Museum, and more.

Lunch will be served free of charge. Please visit https://www.redhill.org/events/ to register for the two-day event. For convenience, a free shuttle bus will depart from the Moton Museum to Red Hill on April 6, at 9:00 am, and from Red Hill to Moton Museum on April 13, at 9:00 am. Please indicate if you or your group would like to ride the bus when reserving your tickets. We encourage all interested to register for both days to get the full United Historic Experience.

For more information, please contact Red Hill at 434-376-2044 or Moton Museum at 434-315-8775.