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Finley Campbell – MXIBS Pioneer

Former Wabash professor Finley Campbell, in town for the Malcolm X Institute for Black Studies Alumni Weekend, stopped by the office last week. Finley wanted to look through some old yearbooks. He pulled out his movie camera and quietly dictated some thoughts and memories while he filmed some of the pages. He had a great time. I felt like I was intruding on something private and special.

At one point, he told me he had made the trip in 1968 to Crawfordsville and Wabash College to stay only a year. He then went on to explain that Dean Norm Moore talked to him…as you can almost predict Finley ended up staying a couple of extra years!

The years have added up on us all, but it was great to see the fire in his eyes still burned bright…and Wabash was still an important part of his life.