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The Dan River History YouTube channel is produced by History United. A program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, History United ...
The Dan River History YouTube channel is produced by History United. A program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, History United is an initiative to develop a rich history of the Dan River Region of Pittsylvania County, VA, Danville, VA and Caswell County, NC. It is only by embracing the past that this region may fully realize its vibrant future. We invite you to look, listen,and explore our region’s history through these videos!
  • Roots of Segregation in Virginia: A Community Conversation with Ed Ayers - Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 487 views
    On June 9, 2017 History United hosted a community event exploring Virginia history of segregation, disfranchisement, and resistance from emancipation into the early 20th century. The talk took plac...
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    Tales Told Out of School - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 2 years ago
    • 82 views
    As part of the Dan River History Harvest program in 2015, the Pittsylvania County Public Library initiated Tales Told Out of School , an effort to collect and archive items and oral histories relat...
  • The River after all this rain has got us nostalgic & listening to these "Voices of the Dan" again!

    Voices of the Dan River - Duration: 9 minutes, 25 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 275 views
    Voices of the Dan River mini-documentary features oral histories with local Caswell County, NC residents Hosanna Blanchard, Joe Graves, Elizabeth Lassiter, Earl Richmond, Vanessa "Twinkle" Richmond...
  • History United - Paula Harrell - Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 67 views
    On May 2, 2015 at the History United and Regional Libraries event "Find Your Roots" in Yanceyville, NC, Paula Harrell discussed her family scrapbook, which she began as part of quest to find out mo...
  • History Harvest - Frank Scott and Warrick Scott - Duration: 5 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 148 views
    On May 2, 2015 at the History United and Regional Libraries event "Find Your Roots" in Yanceyville, NC, brothers Frank and Warrick Scott discuss the importance of a family photograph and the legacy...
  • History Harvest - Vanessa "Twinkle" Richmond-Graves - Duration: 4 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 175 views
    On May 2, 2015 at the History United and Regional Libraries event "Find Your Roots" in Yanceyville, NC, Vanessa Richmond-Graves (aka: "Twinkle") spoke about her ancestor, Henrietta Jeffries, and Je...
  • History Harvest - Larry Aaron - Duration: 7 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 34 views
    On May 2, 2015 at the History United and Regional Libraries event "Find Your Roots" in Yanceyville, NC, local historian Larry Aaron speaks about his historical costume, which harkens back to the Wa...
  • History Harvest - Robert Martin - Duration: 6 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 17 views
    On May 2, 2015 at the History United and Regional Libraries "Find Your Roots Event" in Yanceyville, NC, Chathamite Robert Martin discussed why genealogy is important to him and the responsibility w...
  • History Harvest - Anita Faye Dillard - Duration: 3 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 37 views
    On May 2, 2015 at the History United and Regional Libraries event "Find Your Roots" in Yanceyville, NC, Danvillian Anita Faye Dillard recollected her time working in the textile industry in Danvill...
  • History Harvest - Sandra Apple Aldridge - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 68 views
    On May 2, 2015 at the History United and Regional Libraries event "Find Your Roots" in Yanceyville, NC, Sandra Aldridge discusses the Apple side of her family from the Caswell County Heritage Book.
  • History United "Find Your Roots" Speaker Henry Wiencek - Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 533 views
    On May 2, 2015 Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Scholar and historian Henry Wiencek gave a talk at History United's Find Your Roots event in Yanceyville, NC. Wiencek discussed his acclaimed b...
  • Dan River History Harvest Program - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 506 views
    History United’s Dan River History Harvest program collects local stories throughout the region of Caswell County, NC Danville, VA and Pittsylvania County, VA. Weaving these stories together, the D...
  • Douglas Davis Interview - Duration: 3 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 83 views
    Douglas Davis highlights the importance of community and talks about growing up in a family of ten children in Liberty Hill of Danville, Virginia
  • Linwood Wright Interview - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 157 views
    Linwood Wright was a research chemist for the Dan River Mills. A longtime resident of the area, Mr. Wright began working at Dan River Mills when he graduated college and remained there until the mi...
  • Doris Wilson Interview - Duration: 3 minutes, 54 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 208 views
    Danville resident Doris Wilson was a history teacher at Langston High School, a school for African Americans. She started teaching at George Washington High School when the school was integrated. M...
  • Bill Yates Interview - Duration: 4 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 74 views
    Danville native Bill Yates, who worked at the tobacco company Dibrell Brothers in the 1960s, discusses his childhood fascination with tobacco auctioneers, his time at Dibrell, and how he would like...
  • Evelyn Reynolds Interview - Duration: 4 minutes, 1 second.

    • 4 years ago
    • 108 views
    Evelyn Reynolds, a native of Danville and Pittsylvania County, remembers her favorite childhood memories, the pleasures of drinking milk straight from the cow and her Sunday school teacher, Ms. Rosa.
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