Gallery To Honor Southside's African-American Leaders

Danville, VA-- One South Boston photographer is using her skills to honor those who are making a difference in the community.

During black history month back in February, Dianna Allen asked the community to nominate outstanding African-American leaders from the South Boston and Halifax County area.She said she wants to shine a light on the great accomplishments of African-Americans on the Southside by creating an exhibit. The nominations are in, and she'll be unveiling seven portraits at a gallery reception on Friday at 6 p.m..It'll be held at the Washington Coleman Community Center. It's a black tie affair and open to the public.