Video of Norman Seabrooks, Class of 1973, October 26, 2019

Title

Video of Norman Seabrooks, Class of 1973, October 26, 2019

Description

Norman Seabrooks is a member of The Citadel’s Class of 1973. In this interview, conducted by Tessa Updike, Mr. Seabrooks talks about how he was the first African American athlete to be recruited by The Citadel, and describes his cadet experience. Mr. Seabrooks describes an interaction with Charles Foster, The Citadel’s first African American cadet, when Foster was a senior and Seabrooks was a freshman in 1969, during which Foster told Seabrooks that he could not quit the Corps of Cadets.

Mr. Seabrooks reflects on how Charles Foster must have felt his freshman year at The Citadel, when he was the only African American in the Corps, saying, “He was isolated, and that sense of isolation weighed heavily on him.” He also talks about why it is important that we remember Charles Foster today, and offers advice to young African American cadets entering the Corps today.

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/1094

Coverage

Charleston (S.C.)

Duration

13 minutes, 18 seconds

Citation

“Video of Norman Seabrooks, Class of 1973, October 26, 2019,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed September 24, 2021, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1094.