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In observance of Black History Month, the Danville Transit System today placed in service a bus wrap that celebrates Black history over a 150-year period.
The wrap features the images of 12 African Americans. They are 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.
Danville Transit last fall received public input for the bus wrap via the City of Danville’s Facebook page. Members of the 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, www.danvilletransit.com.
This bus wrap is the second 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 concept for Danville’s bus wrap is similar to the Corpus Christi (Texas) Transit System’s 2018 Black history bus wrap.