The Struggle for Equality, Farmville, 1963
Special Collections and Archives, Fourth Floor, James Branch Cabell Library
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA
Historians Brian J. Daugherity and Brian E. Lee talk about their article "Program of Action: The Rev. L. Francis Griffin and the Struggle for Racial Equality in Farmville, 1963," published in the current issue of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. The article makes use of several images in a new VCU Libraries digital collection of Farmville civil-rights protest photos. The images in the collection show dozens of Prince Edward Country African-American students and others using an array of protest tactics to draw attention to racial discrimination.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, please call (804) 828-0593.