Location: Club 533, 700 N. 3nd Street, Richmond VA 23219 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site Contact Phone Number: 804-771-2017 x 24
Join us as we screen the 1990 documentary "The Road to Brown." The film tells the story of the brilliant legal campaign that led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954.
On April 23, 1951, students at the all-black R.R Moton High School in Farmville, VA organized a student strike after the all-white school board denied funds to the school, despite overcrowding and poor conditions.On behalf of the students, Civil Rights attorneys Oliver Hill and Spotswood Robinson filed suit. The case, Davis vs. Prince Edward County, was eventually consolidated with four other cases from around the country into the famous 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case.
Following the film, members of the student strike from R.R Moton High School will share their story of deplorable conditions of the school, how the strike was organized, and the aftermath. Speakers include Edwilda Issac, Joy Cabarrus Speakes, John Stokes, and Rev. J. Samuel Williams.
The free program will be held at Club 533, 700 N. 3rd Street Richmond VA 23219. There is a free parking lot and street parking available.More »