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Panel Discussion on Black Louisiana (1981)




Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-12-31

Duration: 00:28:35

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Delpit, Joseph A. | African Americans | Economy | Violence | Drugs


  • Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
  • Delpit, Joe Panelist
  • Miles, Bobby Panelist
  • Ashley, Robert Panelist


This episode of the series “Folks” from December 31, 1981, features Sharon Elizabeth Sexton leading a panel discussion with: State Representative Joe Delpit; Bobby Miles, a social advocate; and Robert Ashley, the news director for WXOK radio in Baton Rouge. They discuss: whether black Louisianans have anything to celebrate in 1982; the economic gap; whether African Americans have lost the progress of the Civil Rights Movement; the need for economic integration; violent revolution; the goals of the Republic of Afrika; the problems facing black youth, including drug abuse; and what people can do in the New Year.