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Higher Education Desegregation Lawsuit (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Public Affairs, News

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-10-03

Duration: 00:12:20

Subjects: United States. Department of Justice | HIGHER EDUCATION | Universities and colleges | Louisiana Board of Regents | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Southern University and A & M College | Desegregation | College integration | Historically black colleges and universities


  • George, Beth Host
  • Arceneaux, William Interviewee
  • Stone, Jesse Interviewee
  • Murrill, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the October 3, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on a lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice against the State of Louisiana alleging that the state runs a dual system of higher education based on race. The lawsuit requires the creation of a plan to encourage more white students to attend predominately black universities. Host: Beth George