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With All Deliberate Speed (1983)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-03-2

Duration: 00:58:39

Subjects: School integration. | Desegregation | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | United States. Supreme Court | Davis, Jimmie, 1899-2000 | McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-1999 | Wisdom, John Minor, 1905-1999 | Wright, J. Skelly | Busing for school integration | NAACP | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Davis v. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board | Education | Civil Rights | New Orleans Public Schools | William Frantz Elementary School (New Orleans, La.) | MCDONOGH #19 SCHOOL | BRIDGES, RUBY | Tate, Leona | Prevost, Tessie | Etienne, Gail


  • Harrison, Jr., Joseph L. Photographer
  • James, Frank Photographer
  • Carroll, Mark Photographer
  • Godoy, Al Photographer
  • Moring, Greg Photographer
  • Bocaccio, Bob Photographer
  • Smith, Rick Producer
  • Geltner, Naomi Producer
  • Richardson, Rupert Interviewee
  • Hunter, Edwin F. Interviewee
  • Hooks, Benjamin Interviewee
  • Haynes, J.K. Interviewee
  • Wisdom, John Minor Interviewee
  • DeBlieux, J.D. Interviewee
  • Gremillion, Jack Interviewee
  • Rosenberg, Sam Interviewee
  • Reed, Ed Interviewee
  • Rittner, Lloyd Interviewee
  • Stewart, Jack Interviewee
  • Rodgers, Elizabeth Interviewee
  • Tate, Leona Interviewee
  • Tate, Louise Interviewee
  • Wright, J. Skelly Interviewee
  • Scott, Naumann Interviewee
  • Berry, Louis Interviewee
  • Nichols, Allen Interviewee
  • McKeithen, John Interviewee
  • Ward, John Interviewee
  • Foster, Gordon Interviewee
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee
  • Jackson, Jesse Interviewee
  • Holloway, Clyde Interviewee
  • Washington, V.E. Interviewee
  • Williams, Robert Interviewee
  • Bell, Murphy Interviewee
  • Robinson, Press Interviewee


A 1983 documentary chronicling the 30 year history of school desegregation efforts in Louisiana following the landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. It follows several eras of school desegregation, including: the efforts of the Louisiana legislature to pass legislation maintaining segregated schools; the controversy and efforts to thwart the 1960 integration of the New Orleans public schools; token integration; the “freedom of choice” plans; forced integration following the end of “with all deliberate speed”; the effects of busing; and the status of pending school desegregation court cases, including those in East Baton Rouge Parish and St. Helena Parish.