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Black Businesses (1982)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-04-01

Duration: 00:07:54

Subjects: African American business enterprises | Small business


  • Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
  • Perkins, Richard Interviewee
  • Jasper, Thomas Interviewee
  • Eames, Louis Interviewee
  • Tillis, Chuck Interviewee
  • Williams, Herbert Interviewee


This segment from the April 1, 1982, episode of the series “Folks” features Sharon Elizabeth Sexton’s report on the challenges facing small businesses owned by African Americans in Louisiana. She interviews: Richard Perkins of the Minority Business Development Agency; Thomas Jasper of Minority Affairs; Louis Eames of the First Federal Savings and Loan; Chuck Tillis; and Herbert Williams.