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Danville 1963: Legacy of a Movement

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

The peaceful Civil Rights protest in Danville on June 10, 1963, was met with violence by the local police department, becoming known as Bloody Monday. It was the culmination of a summer of protests against segregation in this small Virginia town and an event that would shape Civil Rights history. Join us for a screening of The Movement, a 75-minute documentary that tells the story of Bloody Monday through first-hand accounts, introduced by film producer Jonathan Parker. A panel discussion with protest participants will follow the screening.

The discussion will be moderated by Karice Luck-Brimmer, a historical content producer on the film and the Community Initiatives Program associate for Virginia Humanities. Luck-Brimmer is a member of the National Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society and has extensive experience researching Danville’s Civil Rights history.

After the screening and discussion, guests can interact with the panelists, enjoy light refreshments and explore a collection of records related to the demonstrations.

This event is presented by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities, with funding generously provided by the Library of Virginia Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

For more information, contact Vince Brooks at vincent.brooks@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3525.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Seating in the Lecture Hall is available on a first come, first served basis. Limited free parking is available underneath the Library at 800 East Broad Street.

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Date:
June 6
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://lva-virginia.libcal.com/event/12269413

Organizer

Library of Virginia
Phone
8046923500
Email
nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov
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Venue

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Phone
8046923500
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