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101-Year-Old Julia Hawkins Profile (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-07-28

Duration: 00:06:37

Subjects: Hawkins, Julia Welles | Sports | TRACK AND FIELD


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Hawkins, Julia Interviewee


This segment from the July 28, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s profile of 101-year-old Julia Hawkins of Baton Rouge. Moreau reports that Hawkins recently set the world record for the 100 yard dash for women 100 and older. She discusses her athletic competitions, her garden, and her 70-year marriage to Buddy Hawkins.