On Saturday, May 30th, The Historic Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 rolled through Chatham.

Here's what it looked like.

Our Civil Rights:
A Local and National Story


The Pittsylvania County Public Library System will host several different discussions during this summer series centering around the theme Our Civil Rights: A Local and National Story. Each discussion will take place on the last Tuesday of the month at the History Research Center and Library, 340 Whitehead Street, Chatham, VA.

Upcoming Event Dates:

  • June 30,
  • July 28,
  • August 25
  • September 29

The discussion themes build on the sessions offered last summer in the popular Created Equal series. This summer’s series is made possible by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and is presented in partnership with History United, an initiative of the Danville Regional Foundation.

The library’s summer programs will feature clips from Briars in the Cotton Patch, The Barber of Birmingham, and Race 2012.

Also featured in the summer series will be StoryCorps interviews with two local residents, Robert Gilbert and the Rev. Lawrence Campbell. Dr. Andrew Canady, assistant professor of history at Averett University is leading the discussions.

All are invited.

Refreshments will be served at 6:40 PM. Programs will be from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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