The peaceful Civil Rights protest in Danville on June 10, 1963, was met with violence by the local police department, becoming known as Bloody Monday. It was the culmination of a summer of protests against segregation in this small Virginia town and an event that would shape Civil Rights history.

Join us for a screening of The Movement, a 75-minute documentary that tells the story of Bloody Monday through first-hand accounts, introduced by film producer Jonathan Parker. A panel discussion with protest participants will follow the screening. 
The discussion will be moderated by Karice Luck-Brimmer, a historical content producer on the film and Community Initiatives program associate at Virginia Humanities. Luck-Brimmer is a member of the National Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society and has extensive experience researching Danville’s Civil Rights history. 
After the screening and discussion, guests can interact with the panelists, enjoy light refreshments and explore a collection of records related to the demonstrations. This event is presented by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities.  

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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