Audio clip of interview with Rich and Libby Carpenter

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Title

Audio clip of interview with Rich and Libby Carpenter

Description

Audio clip of interview with Rich and Libby Carpenter speaking about the events of April 16, 2007, when 32 Hokies were tragically killed on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus.

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Format

mp3

Language

English

Identifier

RLCarpenter_Clip

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Interviewer

Harman, Ren

Narrator

Carpenter, Rich
Carpenter, Libby

Transcription

Rich: When we were here there were no sidewalks across the drillfield. There were no lights out on the drillfield. It is a different place, but the heart and soul I think are still here.

Libby: The excitement is there.

Rich: But I mean one of the pictures I have on my office wall is that picture of everyone with candlelight and I]--

Ren: Okay. Yeah.

Rich: That was a tough time.

Ren: Yeah, it was. It was really tough.

Libby: And the students stood up to the world and said, "This is who we are, not who you think we are."

Rich: Media tried and tried and tried to meet them and they didn't take it. I admire them for that.

Citation

Carpenter, Rich and Carpenter, Libby, “Audio clip of interview with Rich and Libby Carpenter,” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed December 1, 2022, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/items/show/17388.