Danville Transit System celebrates Black History Month with special bus wrap

Southside Virginia News

(Photo: Courtesy City of Danville)

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Danville Transit System is celebrating Black History Month with a bus wrap that celebrates Black history over a 150-year period.

The wrap features the images of 12 African Americans: Ralph Bunche; Bishop Lawrence Campbell, Sr. and Gloria Campbell; W.E.B. Du Bois; Terrell, Tremaine, and Trey Edmunds; Fannie Lou Hamer; Rep. John Lewis; Maggie Walker; Booker T. Washington; and Carter Godwin Woodson.

Members of the Danville Transportation Advisory Committee selected the images for the bus wrap, which is shown on both sides of a transit vehicle.

The vehicle with the new Black history bus wrap will be placed on different fixed-route bus runs.  This bus can be viewed at Danville’s Transfer Center, which is located at 515 Spring St., during scheduled service breaks at 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

In addition, biographical information on each individual recognized in the bus wrap is available for review inside Danville’s Transfer Center and by visiting Danville Transit’s webpage.

This is the second Black History Month bus wrap for Danville Transit. The first wrap debuted in 2019 and featured Mayor Ruby Archie, Muhammed Ali, Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, President Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, Gen. Colin Powell, Wendell Scott, Harriet Tubman, and Gov. Douglas Wilder.

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