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From Resistance to Resilience: Black Virginia’s Path to Freedom (Day 1)

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


April 6
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Red Hill
1250 Red Hill Rd
Brookneal, VA 24528 United States
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Join friends and family for the first of two days of programs honoring the history of Brookneal’s Black communities from 1794 to 1944. This event, in partnership with the Robert Russa Moton Museum, will take place at Red Hill on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 am–4:00 pm.

Programs include site tours of the estate and Quarter Place, a genealogy seminar by Red Hill’s Historian & Genealogist of African American History, a descendant-led discussion panel, and a presentation on traditional Black Appalachian music. Click here for the full program of events.

Lunch will be served free of charge. Click here for lunch menu.


For convenience, a free shuttle bus will depart from the Moton Museum to Red Hill at 9:00 am. Please indicate if you or your group would like to ride this bus when reserving your tickets.

Join the Moton Museum for a continuation of From Resistance to Resilience honoring Farmville’s student civil rights activists from 1945–1970. Programs will be held the following week on Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 am–4:00 pm. More information and registration for this event can be found here.


Admission is free both days. ***Pre-registration for April 6 at Red Hill has ended, but you are still welcome to attend! Please call 434-376-2044 to reserve your spot and we would be happy to add you to the list!


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