Danville (Va.) Corporation Court 1963
Courtesy of The Library of Virginia
1963 Danville (Va.) Civil Rights Case Files (Accession 38099)

On 10 June, after a full day of protests, the police, with nightsticks and fire hoses, attacked the demonstrators picketing the city jail. Forty-seven of the fifty demonstrators required medical attention for their resulting injuries. By mid-July over 250 demonstrators had been arrested. The demonstrations ended toward the end of summer but the resulting trials and appeals were not resolved until 1973. For a more detailed history of the Civil rights demonstrations in Danville in 1963 see the finding aid.

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