VFH Board member Lacy Ward Jr. was born in Philadelphia, but has family roots in Virginia that date back into the 1700s.
Ward was recently appointed the Executive Director of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, NC. Prior to that he was the Director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville, VA.
Lacy’s term on the VFH Board of Directors came to a close this month, but before that he sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about the history of civil rights in Virginia.
70% of the young people who challenged segregation in Brown V. Board of Education lived in Virginia
The most important use of the humanities is coming to know who we are.
Trying to understand human beings, human interaction, human history… is a fascinating thing and it never ceases to amaze.
Lacy Ward is Executive Director of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, NC.
For more on the Moton Museum and the walkout that lead to the Brown V. Board of Education listen to The Legacy of Massive Resistance on With Good Reason, and read the Moton School Strike and the Prince Edward School Closings entry in Encyclopedia Virginia.