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To commemorate Black History Month, the Danville Transit System today unveiled a bus wrap that honors local African American figures, featuring images of 13 notable individuals who live in Danville or have lived in the city.
Unlike the transit system’s previous Black history bus wraps, which honored local, state, and national figures, this wrap features local figures only.
“This bus wrap serves as a moving canvas, adorned with images of these remarkable individuals who have left an indelible mark on Danville, both in their lifetimes and through their enduring legacies,” said Mayor Alonzo Jones at a ceremony today to unveil the wrap. “These individuals have not only shaped our community but have also inspired generations with their resilience, leadership, and unwavering commitment to progress. Each figure encapsulates the spirit of excellence and determination that defines our city. Their stories remind us of the boundless potential that exists within each one of us.”
The bus wrap pays tribute to the following individuals:
The Transportation Advisory Committee selected the images for the bus wrap, which will be 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, photos and biographical information of the honorees are available for review inside Danville’s Transfer Center and online at www.danvilletransit.com or www.danvilleva.gov/blackhistory.
This bus wrap is the third for Danville Transit. The first wrap debuted in 2019 and featured Mayor Ruby Archie; Muhammed Ali, Major General Marcia Anderson, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, President Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, General Colin Powell, Wendell Scott, Harriet Tubman, and Governor Douglas Wilder.
The second wrap appeared in 2021 and featured 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.