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

February 9, 2024 - February 10, 2024


February 9, 2024
February 10, 2024
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1250 Red Hill Rd
Brookneal, VA 24528 United States
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900 Griffin Blvd
Farmville, VA 23901 United States
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Celebrate Black History Month with Patrick Henry’s Red Hill and the Robert Russa Moton Museum! This two-day event will feature free coach bus rides from the Red Hill to the Moton Museum on Friday, February 9, and free coach bus rides from the Moton Museum to Red Hill on Saturday, February 10.

Programs at both sites will include panel discussions, keynote speakers, youth-oriented interactive activities, music, and free genealogical research assistance. Presenters include: Peighton Young, Red Hill’s researcher and genealogist, and Melvin Nunnally, who will host a hands-on art project.

Actress Gloria Simon will hold two performances, uniquely tailored for each site. At Red Hill, Ms. Simon will perform “Critty’s Relative Comes Back.” At the Moton, Ms. Simon will perform “Family on Auction.”

Lunch will be served on both days. Click here for lunch menu.

Admission is free to both sites. Please register below. Email with any questions.



This event is in partnership with Virginia’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of America’s founding.