Film, Video Ernest Adolphus Finney oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-08.
- Ernest Adolphus Finney oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-08.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
- Finney, Ernest A. (Ernest Adolphus), 1931- (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Columbia, South Carolina, August 2011, 6
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - South Carolina State College
- - African American lawyers--South Carolina--Interviews
- - African American judges--South Carolina--Interviews
- - African American legislators--South Carolina--Interviews
- - Civil rights demonstrations--South Carolina--Rock Hill
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- South Carolina -- Columbia
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: Ernest Finney 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.
- - Biographical History: Ernest Finney was born in 1931 in Smithfield, Virginia, married Frances Davenport, and had three children. He attended Claflin College and South Carolina State University School of Law. He worked as a civil rights lawyer, judge and interim president of South Carolina State University.
- - Acquisition Note: The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- - Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- - Conditions Governing Access: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact.
- - Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- 6 video files of 6 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (55 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (27 pages)
- Call Number
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
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