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Dr. Norman Francis, LSU Presidential Symposium (2016)




Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-10-04

Duration: 00:54:35

Subjects: Francis, Norman C., 1931- | Xavier University of Louisiana | Race | Segregation | Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) | Poverty | Education | Civil Rights | Tureaud, Alexander Pierre, 1899-1972 | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Francis, Norman Speaker


A keynote speech by Dr. Norman Francis on October 4, 2016, at the LSU Presidential Symposium entitled “Movement or Moment? A National Dialogue on Identity, Empowerment and Justice for All.” Dr. Francis is the president emeritus of Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. He discusses: growing up during segregation; his career at Xavier University; “Plessy vs. Ferguson” as the deconstruction of Reconstruction; education as the road out of poverty; the career of civil rights lawyer A.P. Tureaud, Sr.; and the need for equity in society. Dr. Francis also answers questions from the audience.