Celebrating the different cultures that shape Virginia Tech during 1872 weekend
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Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke delivers an original Virginia Tech Sesquicentennial poetry reading at the 1872 celebration. The Council on Virginia Tech History,
in conjunction with the More Than a Fraction Foundation (affiliated
with the African American descendants of Solitude and Smithfield), hosted musicians, dancers, poets, and community members who unveiled historical markers, performed at Moss Arts Center, and gathered at the Merry Oak to commemorate the 150 years of the university.
Once upon a time, before Bear Mountain laughed with the Monacans. Before the Tutelos trod on their territory. Before land and people were owned. There was Ut Prosim. It's 1872, the time has come. She sashayed from beyond boundaries. Seeking sedentary sediment stones and shades of pink, red, gray, brown, and black. Excavated, they emerge from down there to up above, becoming part of a place for songs in scientists, poets and physicists, formulas and flowers, data and dancers research and rain dances, music and medical centers, wheels and wheelchairs, ducks and drillfields. Much done, much more to do. Because we are Virginia Tech. We are Virginia Tech.