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  • Description is exactly "Frank Bannister was born in Wake Forest, Virginia in 1913, and his family members were descendants of Kentland Plantation slaves, which is now Kentland Farm in Whitethorne, Virginia. Bannister describes growing up in Wake Forest, working in the mines, Christiansburg Industrial Institute, Black social life, and desegregation in Montgomery County. Specifically, Bannister discusses his work in the mines and his experience working for President Marshall Hahn at Virginia Tech during the time of desegregation."
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