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Dr. Raymond Lockett & Dorothy Davis Interview (1980)

Of Equal Value



Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-02-6

Duration: 00:09:53

Subjects: Southern University and A & M College | Haley, Alex | History | Genealogy | African Americans


  • Wilmore, Hedi Host
  • Lockett, Raymond J. Interviewee
  • Davis, Dorothy E. Interviewee


This segment from the February 2, 1980, episode of the series “Of Equal Value” features Hedi Wilmore’s interview with Dr. Raymond J. Lockett and Dorothy E. Davis of Southern University in Baton Rouge. Dr. Lockett is a professor of history and Davis is a black heritage librarian and archivist. They discuss the impact of Alex Haley’s “Roots” on the growing interest in African history and African American genealogy.