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Virginia Rosenwald School Network Meeting

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Robert Russa Moton Museum

900 Griffin Boulevard

Farmville, VA 23901

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Preservation Virginia is hosting the Rosenwald School Network Meeting Friday, May 11 at the Moton Museum in Farmville from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We'll be exploring the history of Rosenwald schools in Virginia alongside guest speakers and Rosenwald school alumni and sharing some early findings from phase one of our statewide Rosenwald school survey. There will also be an opportunity for you to get hands-on training with our mobile Rosenwald school survey tool, network with other Rosenwald school advocates and participate in a Moton Museum exhibition tour.

Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to learn about the important work being done across the state to document and preserve historic Rosenwald schools.

Meeting Agenda

9:00 a.m. – Coffee (provided) and Registration

9:30 a.m. – Welcome from the Moton Musem

9:45 a.m. – Welcome and opening remarks from Preservation Virginia

10:00 a.m. – Keynote Lecture: The Road to Moton: Virginia's Historic African American Schools, Marc Wagner, Architectural Historian, Virginia Department of Historic Resources

10:45 a.m. - Preserving and Interpreting the Moton School, Terry Ammons, Principal, StudioAmmons

11:00 a.m. – Moton Museum exhibition tour (self-guided, with staff and volunteers stationed throughout)

11:45 a.m. – Lunch (provided) and networking

1:00 p.m. – Historic African American Schools Survey: Using Preservation Virginia’s mobile survey tool

1:30 p.m. – Welcome from the Institute of Archaeology, Longwood University and students' observations from the field

1:50 p.m. – Rosenwald Schools around the Commonwealth: Scrabble School

2:10 p.m. – Rosenwald Schools around the Commonwealth: Campbell County Training School Complex (Preservation Pitch winner 2017)

2:30 p.m. – Film Screening: Lorenzo Dickerson’s Albemarle’s Classrooms

3:30 p.m. – Closing remarks and networking

4:00 p.m. – Adjourn

Farmville, Virginia's former Moton High School, now a National Historic Landmark and museum, is a civil rights training ground, rooted in Prince Edward County's 1951-1964 fight for student freedom. The Moton Museum is the student birthplace of America’s civil rights revolution.

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Robert Russa Moton Museum

900 Griffin Boulevard

Farmville, VA 23901

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