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Amistad Research Center (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-29

Duration: 00:13:38

Subjects: Amistad Research Center | Archives | History | African Americans


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Johnson, Clifton Interviewee
  • Borders, Florence Interviewee


This segment from the January 29, 1984, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s profile of the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans. Hinton interviews Clifton Johnson, the director, who discusses the origins of the Amistad Research Center, their funding sources, the growth of the collections, and their future plans. Hinton also interviews archivist Florence Borders, who discusses the emphasis of the collections on race relations and ethnic history, their researchers, and their recent series of Arclight presentations.