Danville reveals bus wrap honoring 150 years of Black history

This is the second bus the city has similarly wrapped

DANVILLE, Va. – One Danville bus now prominently celebrates Black history.

On Wednesday, the city of Danville unveiled its latest wrapped bus, featuring the images of 12 African Americans.

One side shows:

  • Rep. John Lewis
  • Trey Edmunds
  • Tremaine Edmunds
  • Terrell Edmunds
  • Bishop Lawrence Campbell Sr.
  • Gloria Campbell

The other:

  • Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Carter G. Woodson
  • Maggie L. Walker
  • Ralph Bunche
  • W.E.B. Du Bois

Click here to learn more about each of the 12 people featured.

In 2019, the city unveiled its first bus wrapping that honored leaders. This time around they got community input and a committee finalized the list.

“Collectively the committee chose the 12 persons. As you can tell, it’s a broad, diverse group of individuals, but they all have one thing in common, they’re all very distinguished and accomplished individuals that have contributed greatly to society,” added City of Danville Transportation Services Director Marc Adelman.

The wraps cost about $4,000.

The bus will be placed on different fixed-route bus runs.

If you don’t see it out on the roads, you can also go to Danville’s Transfer Center, at 515 Spring St., during the bus’ scheduled service breaks at 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

The first wrap 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 Gov. Douglas Wilder.

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