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  • Description is exactly "Theodore King, Jr. grew up on a farm in Lunenburg County, Virginia. While in high school, King was recruited by many colleges, including Virginia Tech. He was drawn to the school because of its appeal to common people, as he was a lower class African American farmer, and felt he didn't fit in with more curated universities. Although Virginia Tech was his second choice school, he immediately fell in love with it upon arriving on campus. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelors in 1968, and remained until 1972 for a master's, both in economics.

    During this interview, King recounts his early life growing up and arriving at Virginia Tech, working as an RA, campus life during the Vietnam War and as a Black student. He feels that Virginia Tech served as a foundation for his later career, in working at a law firm and eventually the Maryland State Assembly. "
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