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A crowd several hundred strong set out from the Bibleway Church Monday afternoon, just as another group of marchers did on June 10th, 1963. This group had a police escort to keep the marchers safe as they walked along busy city streets. 50 years ago...
WDBJ7 ReporterHalf a century ago one moment started a chain reaction to end segregation in Danville. It was June 10, 1963, and it became known as Bloody Monday. Civil rights leaders who fought hard for equality then say there's still more work to do. For the most...
WDBJ7 ReporterMartinsville City Council will display a quilt that's been the center of a heated racial debate. Tuesday night's meeting was the city's first full council meeting since this whole thing started. More than a dozen people spoke either for or against...
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...
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...
About 40 students at Hampden-Sydney College shouted racial slurs, threw bottles and set off fireworks outside the Minority Student Union within an hour of President Barack Obama's re-election. President Chris Howard reported the early Wednesday unrest in...
ReporterWith the election less than a month away, candidates are ramping up the ads. Many of you are tired of seeing them. But there's a new one that's highly controversially that stations like WDBJ7 will have to play. Independent Presidential candidate...
ReporterThis year's presidential election is very heated and it's bringing out strong emotions. Some aren't hiding their opinions. A Craig County man has a display at his house that may be considered racist. It's a statue of a monkey dressed as President Barack...
Tags: Craig County, Sculpture, Elections, Social Issues, Arts
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...
August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
ReporterOn this Easter weekend churches are remembering the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. The congregation at the Louden Avenue Christian Church in Roanoke also took time to reflect on the life of Trayvon Martin and the issue of racial...
Tags: Christianity, Trayvon Martin, Religion and Belief, NAACP, Easter
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