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School Desegregation Lawsuits (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-12-12

Duration: 00:14:08

Subjects: Education | Desegregation | School integration. | East Baton Rouge Parish (La.). School Board. | Davis v. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Arveson, Raymond Interviewee
  • Robinson, Press Interviewee


This segment from the December 12, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the numerous school desegregation lawsuits facing school boards around the state, which challenge school segregation created by one-race housing patterns. This report includes interviews with School Superintendent Raymond Arveson and School Board Member Press Robinson of East Baton Rouge Parish discussing the school board’s newly created desegregation plan recently submitted to the court, the importance of community acceptance of the plan and whether desegregation plans are a form of social engineering. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome