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Legacy of Emmitt Douglas (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-12-16

Duration: 00:11:05

Subjects: DOUGLAS, EMMITT | Civil Rights | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Britton, Harvey Interviewee
  • Anderson, Dupuy Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee


This segment from the December 16, 1984, episode of the series “Folks” features Genevieve Stewart’s report on the legacy of the late Emmitt Douglas, who died in 1981. Douglas served as the president of the Louisiana NAACP from 1966-1981. She interviews Harvey Britton, a former field director for the Louisiana NAACP, and Dr. Dupuy Anderson, his friend. Host: Rob Hinton