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VCU Unveils Photos of 1963 Farmville Civil Rights Protests

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Photo courtesy of the Freedom Now Project on Flicker Photo courtesy of the Freedom Now Project on Flicker

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Commonwealth University has unveiled a collection of photographs taken during the 1963 civil rights protests in Farmville.

VCU says about 270 photographs have been posted online.

The Freedom Now Project seeks the public's help in learning details about the demonstrators, protests and the town's response.

VCU Libraries digital archivist Alice Campbell says the project hopes to reach a wide audience.

Online: https://www.flickr.com/photos/freedom_now_project/sets/

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