1951 Moton Student striker passes

by wflo

The Moton Museum Family mourns the loss of 1951 Moton Student Strike co-leader and Brown V. Board Plaintiff, Ms. Carrie Stokes. As Moton student Council President, Carrie’s involvement in planning the strike was pivotal to its success.  It was also Carrie, along with strike leader Barbara Johns, who wrote Richmond Civil Rights attorney Oliver Hill, convincing him to meet with the student body and ultimately take their case before the U.S. Supreme Court as part of Brown v. Board of Education.
The funeral service for Ms. Stokes will take place at noon, Saturday, June 14th, at Mercy Seat Baptist Church in Hampden Sydney, Va.

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