Mapping Local Knowledge: Danville, Virginia 1945 - 1975

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Title:Mapping local knowledge : Danville, Virginia, 1945-1975

This online exhibit examines the responses of ten Danville residents to the civil rights struggle that occurred in their hometown. Text by Emma C. Edmunds, principal researcher for the Mapping Local Knowledge, Danville, Va., 1945-75 oral history project, is accompanied by the work of Charlottesville photographer, Tom Cogill, who took portraits of individuals who shared their stories. Funding was provided by the Elizabeth Stuart James Grant Trust of Danville and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Lawrence M. Clark -- Ruth W. Isley -- Robert A. Williams --

Dorothy O. Harris -- James W. Peters, Jr. -- Avicia H. Thorpe --

James Ulysses Griffin Hughes -- Ruby B. Archie -- Charlie E. Nelson -- Charles T. Oliver

Types:Oral histories | Photographs | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Clark, Lawrence M., 1934- | Isley, Ruth W., 1920-2008 | Williams, Robert A., 1944- | Harris, Dorothy O., 1930- | Peters, James W., 1930- | Thorpe, Avicia H., 1908- | Hughes, James Ulysses Griffin, 1948- | Archie, Ruby B., 1934-2010 | Nelson, Charlie E., 1937-2009 | Oliver, Charles T., 1934- | Civil rights movements--Virginia--Danville | African American civil rights workers--Virginia--Danville | African Americans--Virginia--Danville--Interviews | Danville (Va.)--Race relations | United States, Virginia, Danville, 36.5859718, -79.3950228
Institution:University of Virginia. Library
Contributors:University of Virginia. Library
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