On Tuesday, the Halifax County/South Boston Branch No. 7074 of the NAACP recognized the work amassed by the late Emma Edmunds concerning the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 60s.

Edmunds spent a great portion of her life researching and writing about the roles played by local personalities in the city of Danville and the counties of Halifax and Pittsylvania during that period.

Family members attending the event were her sister, Lavinia “Bebo” Edmunds Hannaway; her nephew, James Hannaway; and her niece, Emma Hannaway. Her other sister, Anne Edmunds Sutphin, was unable to attend.

A plaque and a resolution were presented to the family members by NAACP President Barbara Coleman-Brown and Vice President Detra Carr.