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Voting Rights Act Conference (1982)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-01-07

Duration: 00:15:41

Subjects: African Americans | Civil Rights | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965 | Bond, Julian, 1940-2015


  • Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
  • Bond, Julian Speaker
  • Ashley, Robert Interviewer
  • Major, Barbara Interviewee
  • Byrnes, Malcolm Interviewee
  • Clemons, Joy Interviewee


This segment from the January 7, 1982, episode of the series “Folks” features Sharon Elizabeth Sexton’s report on the Voting Rights Act Conference in New Orleans. It includes highlights from Georgia State Senator Julian Bond’s keynote speech. It also includes Robert Ashley’s panel discussion on the status of the Voting Rights Act with Barbara Major of the State Survival Coalition, Dr. Malcolm Byrnes of East Feliciana Black Action, and civil rights attorney Joy Clemons.