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Higher Education Desegregation Lawsuit Settlement (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-09-18

Duration: 00:13:29

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


  • George, Beth Host
  • Smith, Joe D. Interviewee
  • Stone, Jesse Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Wharton, James Interviewee
  • Williams, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the September 18, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the consent decree, or settlement, reached between the State of Louisiana and the United States Department of Justice in the lawsuit related to the desegregation of the state’s colleges and universities. Host: Beth George