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Organization name: moton museum

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BP-50133-09Public Programs: Interpreting America's Historic Places: Planning GrantsRobert R. Moton Museum Inc.Moton 2011: The Permanent Exhibit4/1/2009 - 9/30/2009$40,000.00Lacy Ward   Robert R. Moton Museum Inc.FarmvilleVA23901-0908USA2009Political Science, GeneralInterpreting America's Historic Places: Planning GrantsPublic Programs400000400000

Planning for permanent exhibitions and a website examining the 1951 student protest at the Robert Russa Moton High School in Prince Edward County and the broader history of public school desegregation in Virginia.

Moton 2011 is the Robert Russa Moton Museum’s plan to install a series of permanent exhibit galleries within the auditorium and five classrooms of the former R. R. Moton High School which will chronicle Prince Edward County, Virginia’s thirteen-year struggle for Civil Rights in Education. The galleries will be dedicated in 2011 in observance of the 60th anniversary of the April 23, 1951 Moton student strike which precipitated the County’s Civil Rights Era saga.

GI-50413-12Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsRobert R. Moton Museum Inc.Moton 2011: The Permanent Exhibition, Phase II, Audio/Visual Components, Galleries II-VI12/1/2012 - 7/31/2013$350,000.00Lacy Ward   Robert R. Moton Museum Inc.FarmvilleVA23901-0908USA2012U.S. HistoryAmerica's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsPublic Programs35000003500000

Implementation of multimedia components for a long-term exhibition about one African American high school's struggle to achieve racial integration, which became part of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka."

"Moton 2011: the Permanent Exhibition," Phase II, A/V Components, Galleries II-VI supports the six-gallery exhibit which interprets Prince Edward Co., Virginia's 13-year transition (1951-64) from public school segregation to integration. The exhibit is housed within the NHL former R. R. Moton High School. The requested funds provide for final exhibit design, equipment acquisition, and programming of A/V components which present 1) the voices of Moton High School students subjected to unequal educational facilities under segregation; 2) pictorial evidence of racial inequalities considered in the 1954 Brown v. Board decision; 3) voices and faces of students locked-out, in opposition to Brown, of their Arlington, Charlottesville, Norfolk and Warren Co., Virginia schools during the 1958-1959 school year; and 4) the voices and faces of Prince Edward Co., Virginia children and families who endured four-years (1959-1963) of public school closure.