In 1963, Black Danville residents took to the streets for months to peacefully protest segregation. They were confronted by the police, often violently, and they faced criminal trials before white juries and a white judge who fought against integration.Until recently, many of their stories were passed over by institutional historians.
Sixty years later, here’s how the movement shaped Danville.
This is an ongoing project. There are stories about Danville’s 1960s civil rights movement and current racial justice work we haven’t heard yet. Reach out to reporter Grace Mamon with your stories at Grace@cardinalnews.org, or submit an anonymous tip using the form below.