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Proud Past. Bold Future.

As a symbol of black economic resilience, First State Bank powered Danville’s black economy, underpinned the town’s faith community and paid the bonds for nearly two dozen demonstrators jailed for protesting segregation during the civil rights movement.

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Jonathan McFadden
The Shoulders We Stand On

Who are the McFaddens? The Rushes? Where did we come from? What is our legacy? This piece attempts to answer some of those questions by updating our family history with new details obtained from historic records.

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Jonathan McFadden