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:

  • August 25th
  • September 29th

This month (August) we will have a StoryCorps interview with Bishop Lawrence G. Campbell, one of the leaders of the 1963 civil rights protests in Danville. 

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 The Barber of Birmingham, and Race 2012.

All are invited.

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


Pittsylvania County History Research Center and Library | 340 Whitehead Street, Chatham, VA 24531
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