Women's History Event At Moton Museum

Published 3:19 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2013

On Thursday, March 21, from 6-7:30 p.m., the Moton Museum will host a book talk and signing of Let Every Day Be your Best Day, written as a tribute to Mrs. Harriet Pierce James an award winning educator of Appomattox County. Mrs. James also played a major role in educating students from Prince Edward County who came to Appomattox when public schools were closed in Prince Edward from 1959 to 1964.

The pictorial book compiled by her daughter, Ms. Beatrice James, features photographs of Mrs. James as a youth, an accomplished dancer, college student and a successful educator. There are also sections of the book dedicated to the accomplishments of Mrs. Harriet James' father (Virginia's first African-American Extension Agent), husband and nephew.

This event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. The cost of the book is $20 each. All proceeds from the book will benefit the Harriet P. James Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to: Beatrice James.

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Let Every Day Be your Best Day will also be presented and discussed at the Museum's Brown Bag Lunch series on Friday, March 22, at noon.

The community is invited to meet the author and have a book signed at either event.

The former R.R. Moton High School, now the Moton Museum, stands as Virginia's sole National Historic Landmark of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Located in Farmville at 900 Griffin Boulevard Moton honors the courage and sacrifice of Prince Edward County Virginia students.