Fuqua students visit Moton

Published 11:17 am Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Recently Fuqua School’s fourth- and fifth-grade students spent a morning visiting the Moton Museum.

According to a press release, Cainan Townsend, director of education and public programs at Moton, led the students through a variety of activities to help them learn more about the history of Robert Russa Moton High School and its importance in the civil rights movement.

“Students watched a video about the life of Barbara Johns. The students also learned about the history of the school and its significance to both Farmville and the United States. Before leaving, students collaborated in small groups to identify an area of need in their school community. Each group created a protest sign, presented it and identified who they’d be able to reach out to in order to help solve the issue.”

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“We appreciate (Townsend) and the Moton Museum for hosting and helping make connections to not only what the students are learning in the classroom, but also to the history of our community,” said Dara Tucker, the head of Fuqua’s Lower School.