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Oral History Interview with Essex E. Finney, Jr.


Essex Finney

Essex E. Finney, Jr., Senior Photograph, 1959 Bugle

One of the "Magnificent Eight," the First Black Students at Virginia Tech


Name:
Essex E. Finney, Jr.
Virginia Tech class of:
1959
Date of Interview:
Friday, March 26, 1999
Location of Interview:
Special Collections Department, University Libraries, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
Interviewer:
Tamara Kennelly
Transcriber:
Cherisse Marshall
Internet design:
Scott Spyrison, Cherisse Marshall, Tamara Kennelly

Interview Excerpt:

Kennelly: Did that bother you that you couldn't [participate in all of the activities]?

Finney: It didn't bother me. I came here to get an education, and I was getting it. I had very good interaction with the students and the faculty. I guess that's the thing that I appreciated most about the experience at VPI. I thought the students accepted me as a student and the faculty was extremely receptive and helpful, and I thought it was a great experience.


Essex E. Finney, Jr. Oral History Interview Transcript



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