Exhibit Tells Story of Civil Rights Movement in Danville

Danville, VA - A new exhibit in Pittsylvania County is walking the public through the Civil Rights Era in Danville.

The exhibit is called Mapping Local Knowledge, Danville, Virginia 1963. It's at the Pittsylvania County Public Library History Research Center.

The exhibit tells the story of important events during the struggle for civil rights in Danville. It's highlighted through the stories of 17 different people that were involved in it.

Rev. Thurman Echols is featured in the exhibit. According to the display, he is the first person who arrested on Bloody Monday.
"History gets skin on its bones in this exhibit because the stories are told by the people that were really involved in it, not just a dry textbook accounting," said Diane Adkins, Director of Pittsylvania County Public Library System,
The exhibit will be available at the History Research Center until the end of April.