BREAKING NEWS: The Barbara Johns Project was awarded an NEH grant to tell the story of a civil rights student strike organized in 1951 by 16-year-old Barbara Rose Johns at her segregated high school in Farmville, Virginia. The strike became part of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education and today Johns is remembered as a trailblazing role model for the power of young people to effect change. We are teaming up with project producer, Richard Wormser and the Moton Museum to build an interactive website that will bring this chapter of history to life. Stay tuned for updates.

Johns herself is shown here, in the upper right. Image credit: National Endowment for the Humanities