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PART I Living & Learning with Local Black History in Christiansburg, VA In Christiansburg, VA 15, throughout Black History Month, the town displays banners for the historic Christiansburg Institute (CI). This school was built shortly after the Civil War and educated thousands of Black students from several states. These banners are also sometimes placed on the light posts around the time of the CI Alumni Association Reunions which are traditionally held near the 4th of July. This is one of the ways the town showcases the rich local heritage in Southwest Virginia’s 16 Montgomery County 17 . CI Banners on Main Street THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 22