Photograph by Tom Cogill
The Rev. C. T. Vivian, Southern Christian Leadership Conference director of affiliates and one of Dr. Martin Luther King's lieutenants. Vivian came to Danville in early October 1963, helped in negotiations between white leaders and the African-American activists, and was here on November 22, when Kennedy was shot, and the SCLC suspended its Danville campaign.
Join Emma Edmunds on September 26, at 11:15 A.M. for a discussion on the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in Danville, based on oral histories with people who partcipated in the protests, supported protestors, or were otherwise involved in events of the day.
View the exhibit created by Emma Edmunds and Tom Cogill: Mapping Local Knowledge: Danville, Va., 1963, at Blount Library from August 18 through November 15, 2013.
Coffee Talk Schedule Fall 2013
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013: History United (3:00 P.M.)Danville Regional Foundation History Interns, Amelia Grabowski, Katherine Bennett, and Evelyn Riley will discuss their research on History United, a multi-faceted approach to telling a diverse and inclusive history of the Dan River Region.
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013: Discovering Scholarly Sources in WorldCat (3:00 P.M.)Librarians will introduce a comprehensive discovery tool: WorldCat Local, combining books, e-books, articles, and media in one search, with scoping for peer reviewed content.
Thursday, Sep 26, 2013: Mapping Local Knowledge: Danville, Va., 1963 (11:15 A.M.)Journalist Emma Edmunds will address the 1963 Danville civil rights movement -- the focus of her new exhibit, created with photographer, Tom Cogill. Participants are invited to share documents and experiences. Exhibit dates are Aug 18 - Nov 15.
Monday, Sep 30, 2013: Woodrow Wilson Fellow (1:50 P.M.)Join us for a discussion with Mike Markovits, leadership consultant and partner in AchieveMission, a non-profit service supporting other non-profit organizations.
Thursday, Oct 24, 2013: Dr. Sholpan Gaisina (11:15 A.M.)Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Sholpan Gaisina, Ph.D. will relate experiences of her family in Kazakhstan (a former Soviet republic) under Joseph Stalin.
About Library Coffee Talks
Coffee Talks are brief presentations on academic resources and topics of interest to the Averett community, followed by questions and discussion. Averett students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to attend ... and to propose and present new topics!
Join us for learning, dialog and refreshments at the Mary B. Blount Library. Days and times vary. Look for specific times and topics on this page, Library "Hours & Events," and the Averett comprehensive calendar.
We are grateful to Friends of the Averett University Library for supporting this initiative.