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Emancipation Proclamation in Louisiana (2003)

Louisiana: A History



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-09-15

Duration: 00:03:29

Subjects: Civil War | Slavery | Free people of color | African Americans | EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION


  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Whitfield, Lynn Narrator
  • Vincent, Charles Interviewee


This excerpt from the series “Louisiana: A History” features a look at the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation on slaves and free people of color in Louisiana during the Civil War. In Union-occupied territory, slavery remained legal. Narrator: Lynn Whitfield