Pittsylvania County Library

History Center – Events

Our Civil Rights: Race & Labor

Film Series 2017

 

The film and discussion series is now in it’s 4th year and we would love for you to be a part of it!

 

 

Our Civil Rights: Race & Labor is a series of conversations that explore the history of race as it influenced labor in the Nation, the South and in our local community.

Free and open to the community, Our Civil Rights: Race & Labor is a collaboration of the Pittsylvania County Public Library and History United, a program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

This year we also have the following sponsors for the series: Chatham First, Pittsylvania Together, and Rosebud Baptist Church.

Discussions are led by Dr. Andrew Canady, Assistant Professor of History, Averett University.

We continue to be thankful for the gracious help of the Pittsylvania Historical Society in providing our meeting space.

Upcoming Discussions:

June 27 – Labor in Slavery and Freedom
6:30-7:00pm refreshments;  7-8:30pm program
This session will focus on pre-Civil War Slavery labor and explore how working in America and in the South changed for blacks after the Civil War and Emancipation.

 

July 25 – Working in Jim Crow America
6:30-7:00pm refreshments; 7-8:30pm program
This session will examine what kind of work available to blacks during the time segregation in the South.

 

August 29 – The Warmth of Other Suns and War’s Work
6:30-7:00pm refreshments; 7-8:30pm program
This session will focus on the Great Migration and the economic advancements for blacks during and after WWII.

 

September 26 – Hiring the Black Worker in the 20th Century South
6:30-7:00pm refreshments; 7-8:30pm program)
This session will focus on the 1960s Civil Rights movement and its effect on integrating various industries including the textile industry.