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June 9, 2017

Roots of Segregation in Virginia

Join History United for a community event exploring Virginia history of segregation, integration and civil rights. The evening reception will feature a talk by historian Ed Ayers, who will discuss the evolution of segregation, disfranchisement, and resistance in Virginia and in the South from emancipation into the early 20th century.

June 10, 2017

Teacher Content Academy

This Saturday, June 10th Teacher Content Academy will feature concurrent panel sessions in the morning exploring local stories of the Civil Rights movement, a group lunch and conclude with a tour and reflection period at the 1963 Danville Civil Rights Exhibit at the Danvillian Gallery.

May 30, 2017

Our Civil Rights

Facilitated by Dr. Andrew Canady of the history faculty at Averett, Our Civil Rights: Race & Labor is a series of conversations that explore the history of race as it influenced labor in the Nation, the South and in our local community. Free and open to the community, Our Civil Rights: Race & Labor is a collaboration of the Pittsylvania County Public Library and History United, a program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

May 6, 2017

Finding Our Roots

A free local history and genealogy event, Finding Our Roots features one-on-one genealogy consultations, a DNA kit giveaway and a talk by historian Lynn Rainville on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 12 PM – 4 PM. This year’s event will take place at Reid Street Gallery in Chatham, Virginia, the Pittsylvania County seat, in honor of that county’s 250th anniversary.Register for this free event at bit.ly/FOR2017