By Zach Garver - Byrd Center Archives Intern
“Make your fiddle case your briefcase. Everywhere you go, you carry that fiddle case. Your identity will become known. You make yourself a little speech, and they won’t forget you because of that violin.”
Attributed to Rev. Shirley Donnelly in an oral history conducted with Senator Byrd.
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