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Remembering Irving L. Peddrew III, Virginia Tech’s first Black student forced to live and eat off-campus

Remembering Irving L. Peddrew III, Virginia Tech’s first Black student forced to live and eat off-campus

Irving L. Peddrew III was the first Black student admitted to Virginia Tech (VT). According to the institution, he passed away on May 11 at the age of 88. Peddrew has been dubbed a trailblazer for black students for his role in integrating Virginia Tech’s classes in 1953. He was the first Black student to…

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