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Black Mayors & Special Olympics (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Boyce, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-04-08

Duration: 00:24:28

Subjects: African American mayors | Louis A. Martinet Legal Society | JUDGES | SPECIAL OLYMPICS | People with disabilities


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Patrick, Julius Interviewee
  • Lawrence, J.C. Interviewee
  • Lindsay, Earl Interviewee
  • Clausen, Tom Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from April 8, 1984, features three segments. Rob Hinton first interviews Mayor Julius Patrick, the first African American mayor of the town of Boyce in Rapides Parish. Next, Genevieve Stewart reports on the Louis Martinet Society’s efforts to elect black judges in New Orleans in the twenty-six upcoming judicial elections. She interviews J.C. Lawrence and Earl Lindsay, the president and vice president of the Louis Martinet Society. Lastly, Hinton visits the regional Special Olympics competition at LSU in Baton Rouge. He interviews Louisiana Superintendent of Education Tom Clausen about the importance of the Special Olympics to children with disabilities.