Moton Museum commissioned me to create a historic mural for there newly constructed. PavilionThe pavilion was designed to replicate the tar paper shacks that housed the classrooms some African-American students would have attended in Prince Edward County in the 1950s. The R.R. Moton High School was an all-black school named after Robert Russa Moton, a noted educational leader and protégé of Dr. Booker T. Washington. The school did not have a gymnasium, cafeteria, or restrooms for teachers. Due to overcrowding in the main, brick high school, some classes were held in a parked school bus while others were housed in three substandard buildings. These tar paper shacks, which had to accommodate more than 400 students, were made of plywood and tar paper, had no plumbing, and were heated with potbelly stoves.

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