Larissa Smith Fergeson, Ph.D.
Larissa Smith Fergeson is Professor of History at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. She serves as the resident historian and University Liaison at the Robert Russa Moton Museum. Fergeson was the lead historical consultant for the NEH grants the museum received to plan and develop its award-winning exhibit “The Moton School Story: Children of Courage,” which opened in April 2013. She is also author of the museum’s exhibit guide. Fergeson teaches African American and Virginia history and is currently working on a book manuscript, entitled Where the South Begins: Civil Rights Struggles in Virginia, 1930-1960. Fergeson earned her PhD in American History from Emory University in 2001 and her B.A. in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia in 1993.
Background Photo: Watson, Denise. (2012). "Back in Focus: Found photos of the Norfolk 17." Virginia Pilot. http://pilotonline.com/guides/african-american-today/back-in-focus-found-photos-of-the-norfolk/article_89718dbd-6f6c-583c-b19f-2b67745f8086.html (Accessed 10.17.16).