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Wade Tremblay

Lane High School, Fork Union Military Academy, Albemarle High School

And again I wasn’t here during that late ’60s, early ’70s and after that for about a 10-year stretch.  But I recall is it was a bumpy road.  There were those that were accepting of it.  When did UVA stop playing “Dixie” as their fight song at the football games?  That went on a long time, well into the ’70s if not into the ’80s.  So when was the feeling, let me say the old-fashioned feelings about they’re really not a part of us put aside?  That probably didn’t happen till the ’80s or ’90s.  And, George, as you and I both know living in this community, you don’t have to dig very deep to still find vestiges of that.  I think it is largely papered over and largely behind us with most folks.  But there are still -- it takes generations to put these kinds of feelings behind and have people come to grips with the idea that, wait a minute, that way of thinking is just mistaken, wrong, whatever other adjective you want to put on it.