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Dillard University (1986)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-04-6

Duration: 00:26:54

Subjects: HIGHER EDUCATION | Historically black colleges and universities | DILLARD UNIVERSITY | Theater | Organ (Musical instrument)


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Cook, Samuel Dubois Interviewee
  • Justin, Carolyn Interviewee
  • Sanders, Brett Interviewee
  • Phillips, Hazel Interviewee
  • Floyd, Robert Interviewee
  • Lyons, Florence Interviewee
  • Taylor, Herman Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from April 6, 1986, features a visit to Dillard University, a historically black college and university in New Orleans, Louisiana. Rob Hinton first interviews Dr. Samuel Dubois Cook, the university president, who discusses their academic programs, financial stability, the students they look for, and the importance of financial aid to their students. Next, Sonya Masingale interviews four students, who discuss their experiences at Dillard: Carolyn Justin, junior; Brett Sanders, senior and student government president; Hazel Phillips, senior; and Robert Floyd, junior. Masingale then interviews Florence Lyons, the chairwoman of the drama department, and presents a scene from their production of “Contributions” by Ted Shine. Lastly, Hinton interviews Dr. Herman Taylor, the university organist and a professor of music. Dr. Taylor also plays Bach’s Toccato and Fugue in D Minor on the organ.