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Ruby Sims

Folks

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Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-02-26

Duration: 00:27:48

Subjects: Southern University and A & M College | BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Sims, Ruby | Clark, Joseph Samuel, 1871-1944 | Clark, Felton Grandison, 1903-1970 | Mackie, Amanda Kelly | Knox, Annie B. | Moore, James Blaine, -1959 | Smith, Clarence O. | Essence Magazine | Business | African Americans

Contributors:

  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Masingale, Sonya Producer
  • Simmons, Chuck Director
  • Batiste, Maynard Theme Music
  • Sims, Ruby Interviewee
  • Smith, Clarence O. Interviewee
  • Hopkins, Noah Interviewee
  • Allen, Michael Interviewee
  • Barker, Kim Interviewee
  • Dillon, Matt Interviewee

Description

This episode of the series “Folks” from February 26, 1989, is the fourth and final part of the “Pause for Pride” series celebrating Black History Month. It features: an interview with Dr. Ruby Sims on the history of Southern University in Baton Rouge and the surrounding township, Scotlandville; an interview with Clarence O. Smith, the president of Essence Communications, Inc.; and an interview with Noah Hopkins, a businessman in New Orleans, on his founding of First Fridays, an event for black businesspeople in Baton Rouge. Host: Sonya Masingale