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David Sloan

Lane High School

I think my brother, who came after me at Charlottesville High School, I think that’s when you really saw the first signs of Black and White athletes, student athletes whatever you want to call them, socializing and hanging out together.  I don’t recall that when I was at Lane.  We were teammates.  We were cordial.  We spoke to each other.  We lived in that world with each other.  Well, I had a guy named Richard Shackelford who became a really close friend of mine in junior high school.  And do you know he came to my house and spent the night with me on a regular basis, which, I’ve got to say, it was pretty big of my parents back in the time period, but it was just pretty big for Shack to do that kind of thing.