Bloody Monday

Bloody Monday (HM18WP)

Location: Danville, VA 24541
Country: United States of America

N 36° 35.207', W 79° 23.505'

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In the spring of 1963 local African American ministers and other leaders organized the Danville Movement to combat widespread racial segregation and discrimination. On 10 June, two demonstrations occurred. Police clubbed and fire-hosed the marchers, injuring at least 47 and arresting 60. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., offered protesters his "full, personal support" when he arrived in Danville on 11 July. The nonviolent protests, which became known as "Bloody Monday," gained national news coverage before the 28 Aug. March on Washington co-led by the Rev. Dr. King. Both events swelled sentiment in favor of civil rights legislation.
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HM NumberHM18WP
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Marker NumberQ 5m
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 643871 N 4050238
Decimal Degrees36.58678333, -79.39175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.207', W 79° 23.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 12.42" N, 79° 23' 30.30" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-411 Patton St, Danville VA 24541, US
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