Walking tour brings crowd

Published 12:31 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Civil Rights Walking Tour is in full swing on Tuesday Oct. 4. The tour-organized by the Moton Museum, Farmville Downtown Partnership and Longwood University-celebrates Farmville’s rich Civil Rights history.

Guests began touring through town beginning at the Moton Museum on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Moton Museum University Liaison & Interim Executive Director Larissa Smith Fergeson also led a guided tour.

In addition to Fergeson’s tour there are materials available for interested parties to walk on a self-guided tour. Black stamps on the ground throughout town designate tour sites.

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Some locations included in the walking tour include the Beulah AME Church and parsonage, First Baptist Church, the Prince Edward Courthouse, The Farmville Herald, Dr. N.P. Miller’s office, the Confederate Statue, the home of the late Gordon Moss, the home of the late Martha E. Forrester, the Moton Museum and J.J. Newberry Co.