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Lacy Ward to address “Moton 2011: History Informs Policy” for Sankofa lecture

March 11, 2011

Lacy B. Ward, Jr
Lacy Ward Jr., director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum

Lacy Ward Jr., director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum, will discuss "Moton 2011: History Informs Policy" for the 2011 Sankofa Lecture on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in Orr Auditorium in the Hull Education Center at Longwood University.

"2011 is the 60th anniversary of the Moton Student Strike, and as the museum continues to expand its programming, a deeper understanding of its history informs contemporary policy debates," said Ward.

The Moton Museum is committed to preserving and interpreting the history of civil rights in education, specifically as it relates to Prince Edward County and the role its citizens played in America's struggle to move from a segregated to an integrated society.

On April 22, The Moton Museum will kick-off a week-long observance of the 60th anniversary of Moton Student Strike with a gala event. Other events include a viewing of Strike: April 23, 1951, a dramatization of the Moton Student Strike directed by Tim Reid; and a viewing of the documentary Freedom Riders.

In 2009 Ward received a "Professionals Who Made A Difference" award from the College of Education and Human Services.

The Sankofa Lecture Series is presented annually by the College of Education and Human Services.