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Leon Netterville [Part 1 of 2]

Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana State Archives

Date Issued: 1993-01-05

Duration: 00:58:01

Subjects: Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) | Smith, Denver Allen, 1952-1972 | INTEGRATION | Oral history | Southern University and A & M College | Clark, Dr. Joseph Samuel, 1871-1944 | Bussie, Victor V., 1919-2011 | Clark, Felton Grandison, 1903-1970 | Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 | Netterville, G. Leon, 1906-2000 | Brown, Leonard Douglas Jr., 1952-1972 | Smith-Brown shooting | Southern University student demonstrations, 1972


  • Netterville, Leon Interviewee


Oral history with educator and former President of Southern University (1969-1974) Dr. G. Leon Netterville (16 July 1906-12 February 2000). Conducted on January 5, 1993. In this interview, Dr. Netterville discusses his time working at Southern University and the problems he faced with civil and racial unrest on the campus. He also touches on the Smith-Brown Shooting that resulted from campus protests in November 1972. Part 1 of 2.