Oral History with James C. Wade, March 12, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Title

Oral History with James C. Wade, March 12, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Description

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.

Identifier

Ms1991-019_JamesWade

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Black Appalachians Oral History Project, Ms1991-019, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Interviewer

Michael A. Cooke

Narrator

James C. Wade

Location

Blacksburg, Virginia

Duration

00:40:22

Citation

“Oral History with James C. Wade, March 12, 1991 (Ms1991-019),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed November 29, 2022, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/items/show/13573.