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African American Veterans Monument (2023)

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: 2023-07-21

Duration: 00:06:16

Subjects: Monuments | African Americans | Veterans | Military


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Davis, Paris Interviewee


This segment from the July 21, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the unveiling of a new monument honoring African American veterans on the grounds of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge called the Louisiana Heritage Monument. LeBlanc also interviews Colonel Paris Davis, a Southern University alumnus and Vietnam War veteran, who was recently awarded the Medal of Honor by President Joe Biden.