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  • Description is exactly "James C. Wade was born and raised in Blacksburg, Virginia. Wade graduated from Christiansburg Institute in 1959, and served in the Army before moving back to the Montgomery County area. In this interview, Wade describes race relations in Blacksburg, and he recounts his role in desegregating a local restaurant. Additionally, Wade discusses social life and work opportunities for Black Appalachians in the mid-to-late twentieth century. Wade provides unique insight on the Black community in Blacksburg, including information about the first Black students at Virginia Tech."
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