Robert Russa Moton Home: Holly Knoll

Holly Knoll
Address
6498 Allmondsville Road
Gloucester, VA 23061
Region Chesapeake Bay
Locality Gloucester
Office: (804) 693-2210
Fax: (804) 693-2214
Email programs@gloucesterinstitute.org
Website www.gloucesterinstitute.org

Holly Knoll is the historic home of Dr. Robert Russa Moton in Gloucester, Virginia.  The home was used after Dr. Moton retired from his position as President of Tuskegee Institute.  Dr. Moton invited many dignitaries to his home, both black and white, to solve problems facing the country in his day.  Upon his death in 1940, his son-in-law, Frederick Douglass Patterson, took over the property.  This site fostered the creation of the United Negro College Fund and was an official organ for the Higher Education Act of 1965. During the time of Dr. Patterson, more buildings, including dormitories, were added to house the civil rights leaders that commonly used the property as a meeting space. UNCF sold the property between the 1980s and early 1990s.  In 2006, Kay Coles James purchased the property and continued Dr. Moton's legacy by creating The Gloucester Institute.  The Gloucester Institute not serves as a facilitator of free thought and solution finding.  The Institute also serves as a training ground for tomorrow leaders through workshops, fellowships, and other programs.  Sitll carrying Dr. Moton's invitation "Come to Capahosic", all are welcome to come view the property and learn its history.



Admission Fee: Free touring of property. Fees are only assessed if a visitor decides to rent out the property or stay in the guest rooms.

Last Updated: 7/28/2014 1:24 PM
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