Oral History with Frank Bannister, February 26, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Title

Oral History with Frank Bannister, February 26, 1991 (Ms1991-019)

Description

Frank Bannister was born in Wake Forest, Virginia in 1913, and his family members were descendants of Kentland Plantation slaves, which is now Kentland Farm in Whitethorne, Virginia. Bannister describes growing up in Wake Forest, working in the mines, Christiansburg Industrial Institute, Black social life, and desegregation in Montgomery County. Specifically, Bannister discusses his work in the mines and his experience working for President Marshall Hahn at Virginia Tech during the time of desegregation.

Identifier

Ms1991-019_FrankBannister

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Black Appalachians Oral History Project, Ms1991-019, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Interviewer

Michael A. Cooke

Narrator

Frank Bannister

Duration

01:43:54

Citation

“Oral History with Frank Bannister, February 26, 1991 (Ms1991-019),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed October 4, 2022, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/items/show/13380.