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One of the First Six Black Women Students at Virginia Tech : Freddie Hairston Freddie Hairston

Dr. LaVerne (Freddie) Hairston Higgins' Oral History Interview

Fredi Hairston

Freddie Hairston from Roanoke, Virginia was a student at Virginia Tech from 1966-1968. She and Linda Edmonds were roommates in Hillcrest during their freshman year. Both Freddie and Linda joined the University Choir. Freddie was on the news staff of the Virginia Tech. She and Larry Billion (class of 1969) wrote "Back Talk," a column which dealt with controversial issues and presented both sides of the topics. "Back Talk" was announced in the October 11, 1967 Virginia Tech when Freddie Hairston was Papermate of the Week.

Freddie married Tech junior Robert Clegg at the end of her sophomore year, and they both left Virginia Tech.

Back Talk from the Virginia Tech

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