Robert R. Moton Community Center

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The Robert Russa Moton Community Center is a recreation and community center located in the former Moton High School at Moton Park, 1721 Moton Street in the Russell Heights community of Leeds.

The park and school were named for Robert Moton, the second president of Tuskegee Institute. After desegregation the high school was converted into Leeds Junior High School, and later Leeds Middle School, which was purchased by the Leeds School System in 2003. The school operated there until moving to a new building 2009.

Alumni from Moton High School led efforts to preserve the building and renovate it for community activities. The Moton Community Center was opened in May 2012. Currently, the center offers a summer camp, tutoring and mentor programs, Right Stuff Ministries' Boys and Girls clubs and meeting space for the True Word of God Apostolic Ministry Church.


  • Coman, Victoria L. (May 29, 2012) "Community center gives new life to old Leeds, Alabama school." The Birmingham News