Video of Herbert Legare, Class of 1973, October 26, 2019

Title

Video of Herbert Legare, Class of 1973, October 26, 2019

Description

Herbert Legare is a member of The Citadel’s Class of 1973. In this interview, conducted by Tessa Updike, Mr. Legare describes how he came to join the Corps of Cadets, and his experience as a cadet. Mr. Legare reflects on how Charles Foster, The Citadel’s first African American cadet, must have felt his freshman year, as the only black cadet on campus. “Charlie was by himself in a totally different culture. So just being by yourself, and the feelings and emotions he had to internalize, that he couldn’t share with anybody, that was pretty hard. That was really hard, not just pretty hard.”

Mr. Legare calls Charles Foster a “Trailblazer,” and says, “We can always point to Charlie and say, you know, ’Charlie did it’, and he was the first. So how can we quit?”

Source

Charles Foster & The Black Experience

Publisher

The Citadel Archives & Museum

Date

Rights

Materials in The Citadel Archives & Museum Digital Collections are intended for educational and research use. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. For more information contact The Citadel Archives & Museum, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, 29409.

Relation

Charles Foster & The Black Experience

Format

video/mp4

Language

English

Type

Moving Image

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1092

Coverage

Charleston (S.C.)

Duration

6 minutes, 44 seconds

Citation

“Video of Herbert Legare, Class of 1973, October 26, 2019,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed August 3, 2021, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1092.