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Thomas Whitehead (2022)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-04-28

Duration: 00:10:00

Subjects: Northwestern State University of Louisiana | HUNTER, CLEMENTINE


  • Denison, John Host
  • Merrick, Robyn Host
  • Shiver, Art Interviewee
  • Sterling, Todd Interviewee
  • Deaton, Randolph J., IV Interviewee
  • Gitter, Alice Yelen Interviewee
  • Whitehead, Thomas Speaker


This segment from the 2022 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and speech by Thomas Whitehead accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Whitehead is a professor emeritus of journalism at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, an expert and preservationist for the Clementine Hunter Collection, and a Clementine Hunter biographer. His profile includes interviews with: Art Shiver, Clementine Hunter biographer; Todd Sterling, the owner of Alpha Media and Public Relations; Randolph J. Deaton, IV, the art crime program manager with the FBI; and Alice Yelen Gitter, the senior curator emerita at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Hosts: John Denison and Robyn Merrick