Date of Award
Master of Arts
It ls the purpose of this work to show how the racial disturbance began and why it came to a close in Danville, Virginia in 1963. This work asks: "Why Danville, what happened, what killed it, and what was the aftermath?" The central vehicle for answering these questions is the Danville Police Department. Research was done, over a period of some fifteen months, through a series of court records and transcripts, interviews, newspapers, observations, books, and other sources related to this topic. It should be pointed out, that in as many cases as possible, this author attempted to determine the validity of sources by checking them against police reports and court transcripts concerning related dates.
Powell, Gordon Brooks Jr., "Black cloud over Danville: The negro movement in Danville, Virginia in 1963" (1968). Master's Theses. 857.