Washington will chronicle journey at Moton

Published 9:07 am Friday, July 15, 2016

Dr. Hattie N. Washington will speak at the Robert Russa Moton Museum on Saturday, sharing her childhood experiences and life story in a program titled “Take Me Back Home — Journey to Prince Edward County.”

The event, which is open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m.- noon at the museum, located at the intersection of Griffin Boulevard and South Main Street.

Washington is the author of bestseller “Driven to Succeed: An Inspirational Memoir of Lessons Learned Through Faith, Family and Favor.”

Washington, a Meherrin native, is a motivational speaker, boys home founder and a college professor.

“In her new memoir, she reveals how a country girl, from the backwoods of Meherrin … succeeded through life with optimism, drive and a belief in God to become an honor student, teacher, a parent to two successful daughters, and a foster parent to over 100 foster boys over a 20-year period,” a press release stated. “She writes about family, relationships, and the complexities of growing up during the segregation and desegregation era, where the strike at R.R. Moton High School in Farmville … in 1951, led to the historic landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education.”

Washington will hold a book signing during the event.