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Original Illinois Club (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-02-17

Duration: 00:09:08

Subjects: Original Illinois Club | MARDI GRAS | African Americans


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Producer
  • Neustadter, Marcus Interviewee
  • Bynum, Alden Interviewee
  • Moorehead, Myron Interviewee


This segment from the February 17, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Genevieve Stewart’s report on the history of the Original Illinois Club in New Orleans, the oldest African American Mardi Gras social club in the United States. She visits the rehearsals for their debutante ball and interviews: Marcus Neustadter, member; Alden Bynum, member; and Dr. Myron Moorehead, president. Host: Rob Hinton