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LIVE CHAT: A look back at the Civil Rights movement in Danville DANVILLE, Va. -- WDBJ7 is holding a live web chat on Tuesday afternoon about the civil rights history in Danville. This year is the 50th anniversary of Bloody Monday in Danville, when...
WDBJ7 ReporterJune 10th, 1963. It's a day Danville would rather forget, but at the same time one remembered as a turning point during the Civil Rights battle. Tonight we continue our month long series of reports on Danville's darkest day 50 years ago. Last week the...
A Henry County teenager who admitted to setting a church on fire because the congregants are black was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday. Jean Claude Bridges pleaded guilty to setting the New Holy Deliverance Outreach Ministry in Axton on fire...
Tags: Crimes, Prisons, Henry County, Racism, Crime, Law and Justice
WDBJ7 ReporterA half-century ago, one moment, and one group's decision to disobey the law, forever changed the history of Danville and the south. It's called Bloody Monday because of the violence that happened that day in the fight for civil rights. The law said...
Assignment ManagerSenator Tim Kaine says he will vote in favor of banning certain types of assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. In an editorial published Tuesday morning in the Norfolk Virginian Pilot newspaper, Kaine says he also supports...
WDBJ7 ReporterWendell Scott, Junior has waited to see recognition for his dad for 40 years. "It should have been done while daddy was living, give me my roses if you will. Why not? Daddy lived for 20 years after he retired from racing. Where was all the love then?"...
A federal judge says the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors' practice of opening meetings with sectarian prayer is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michael Urbanski issued a permanent injunction Wednesday barring the board from opening...
Former vice presidential adviser Scooter Libby is among more than 1,000 felons whose voting rights were restored in the past year by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Libby is listed in an annual report on pardons and other forms of clemency the governor is...
WDBJ7 ReporterSeveral black former employees of a Danville school say it discriminated and intimidated black workers. Those employees went public with their claims late Monday afternoon. More than half a dozen black former workers say leaders at the Hughes Center...
If you are a faithful church-goer, what would make you miss Sunday service? Perhaps your full time job? It's a dilemma people are often confronted with and especially stressful when you know so many unemployed wait in the wings for work. "My heart don'...
Congressman Bob Goodlatte has been elected to serve as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Goodlatte was elected to the post by the House Republican Conference. His chairmanship will start in January when the 113th Congress begins. “I...
Like many cultures who first settled in this region and were perceived as "different", Greeks were met with racism. One example is the beautiful stained glass windows at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Roanoke. If you look closely, there are...
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