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Dr. Jesse Stone & Dr. Joseph Johnson Interview (1982)




Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-01-28

Duration: 00:15:19

Subjects: Desegregation | College integration | HIGHER EDUCATION | Historically black colleges and universities | Stone, Jesse N., 1924-2001 | Southern University and A & M College | Johnson, Joseph Benjamin, 1934- | GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY | National teacher examinations


  • Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
  • Ashley, Robert Host
  • Stone, Jesse Interviewee
  • Johnson, Joseph Interviewee


This segment from the January 28, 1982, episode of the series “Folks” features Sharon Elizabeth Sexton and Robert Ashley’s interview with Dr. Jesse Stone, the president of Southern University in Baton Rouge, and Dr. Joseph Johnson, the president of Grambling State University. They discuss: their reactions to the recent consent decree for higher education in Louisiana; the high failure rate of their students on the National Teacher Examination (NTE); and the curriculum standards of historically black colleges and universities.