DOVE exhibit at Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, Nov. 6 – Dec. 16

Paula Martin Smith with DOVE exhibit

Paula Martin Smith with DOVE exhibit

The missing pieces of Virginia’s history puzzle are the thousands of untold stories of personal experiences with integration.  DOVE (Desegregation of Virginia Education) was created to find, catalog, and encourage the preservation of records that tell the story of Virginia’s school desegregation process.  From segregation to Massive Resistance to desegregation, people bore witness to emerging social change.  Their stories help us to understand the enormity of the struggle that brought about that change.

This event includes:

  • Sharing historic photographs, documents, and memorabilia
  • Recording your story (from 1950s to the 1980s) about desegregation
  • Viewing film footage of local history
  • Taking part in a Community Dialogue

This event is sponsored by the collaborative efforts of the Danville Historical Society, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, AARP,  Virginia NAACP, and Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc.

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 10,2012
3:00-6:00 PM

Bring letters, photos, fliers, and posters about school desegregation to donate to DOVE and the Danville Historical Society or to be scanned for digital archives. Call “C.B.” at 434-7934-5644 to schedule a recording time.

Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
975 Main Street
Danville Virginia

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