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Black Women Roundtable (1982)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-01-21

Duration: 00:10:10

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | African American women | Omolade, Barbara


  • Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
  • Omolade, Barbara Panelist
  • Evans, Diane Panelist
  • Menendez, Diane Panelist
  • Rousseau, Sylvia Panelist


This segment from the January 21, 1982, episode of the series “Folks” features Sharon Elizabeth Sexton leading a roundtable discussion on the state of black women at the 1981 Ahidiana Black Women’s Conference in New Orleans. The panelists include Barbara Omolode of New York and Diane Evans, Diane Menendez, and Sylvia Rousseau of New Orleans. They discuss: the oppression of black women; understanding their place in history; how to overcome oppression; the role of the black woman in the family; and the importance of recognizing their strength and power.