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Robert Russa Moton Museum

One of the least known -- yet most remarkable -- stories from the Civil Rights era took place in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Rather than integrate the public schools as required under Brown v. Board of Education, the county defunded its school system, shutting down all public schools, white and black. Local funding did not resume for five years. In Farmville, Virginia, the Robert Russa Moton Museum -- housed in the former segregated Negro high school -- tells the story of Prince Edward County and those who lived there during this time of great change. The museum is a grantee of the National Endowment for the Humanities.