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Long Black Song, Part 1

North Star



Genre: History, Educational

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985

Duration: 00:13:05

Subjects: BLACK HISTORY | RECONSTRUCTION | Segregation | Civil Rights | Racism | Smith, Valerian E., 1926-1992


  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Smith, Valerian Performer


This episode of the series "North Star" from 1985 focuses on the history of African Americans from the 1860s to the 1960s through the periods of Reconstruction, Segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. It features Dr. Valerian Smith performing excerpts from his musical composition “Tribulations,” a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Host: Genevieve Stewart