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Established in 2018, the LCVA formalized its collecting of art and design pertaining to human and civil rights and social justice, which has particular relevance to local history. At nearby Appomattox in 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, marking the end of the Civil War. More than 80 years later, Barbara Johns led a student walk-out of her high school at the south end of what is now Longwood’s campus, which became part of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, resulting in the end of segregation. 

Civil & Human Rights

Civil & Human Rights Collection Gallery

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Longwood Center for the Visual Arts • 129 N. Main St. • Farmville, VA 23901

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