9 comments on “Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, then and now!!

  1. Mary you told your story so well I felt like i was right there during the process from beginning to end. I like how you did the photo arrangements at the beginning of the page. Very nicely done.

  2. I had always believed that integration benefited everyone — now I know the rest of the story. Yes, it opened opportunity somewhat for African Americans, but in many areas it destroyed their way of life and sense of community. Take away income and jobs, businesses close, become run-down, and are then ripe for urban renewal — and freeways. How many historically Black neighborhoods have been destroyed in the name of “progress”?

    • Hey there Mike … so glad to see you visit. The response to your question is many. I believe many were systematically planned (ie: if you continue to remove/limit resources things deteriorate and soon you’ll have control of the most valuable land around) I don’t have any solution but I sure wish I did. Thanks again for visiting!!!

  3. Amazing details and such a vivid historical depiction. I’m glad you the history as well as giving the history a place for all to read and soak in. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Loved the Church fan! Hopefully I’ll get over to Danville this summer. Loved the photo collage. Have you been there?

    • Hey there …Thanks so much for your comments. Please let me know if you’re going to Danville, I might need some look-ups. I was born there and believe that I left at about 3-4 years old. I did visit with some of the elders at 2-3 family reunions. Went on a couple of research visits when I was able to get around on my own. Still have family there.

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