The Honorable Ernest Adolphus Finney, Jr. Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Honorable Finney, Ernest Adolphus Jr., American, born 1931
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
South Carolina State University, American, founded 1896
Friendship Nine, American, founded 1961
South Carolina Human Affairs Commission, American, founded 1972
South Carolina Supreme Court, American, founded 1841
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 00:54:44
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Place collected
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
June 8, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of six digital files: 2011.174.25.1a, 2011.174.25.1b, 2011.174.25.1c, 2011.174.25.1d, 2011.174.25.1e, and 2011.174.25.1f.
The Honorable Ernest Finney, Jr recalls his father's teaching career and attending law school at South Carolina State College. He remembers defending the "Friendship Nine", a group of college students who protested segregation in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He discusses joining the South Carolina Human Rights Commission, serving as a state representative, and his election to the State Supreme Court.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0025
Topic
Activism
American South
Civil rights
Education
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Law
Politics (Practical)
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.25.1a-f
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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