Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana State Archives
Subjects: CIVIL RIGHTS | INTEGRATION | LABOR MOVEMENT | Africa | Oral history | New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana | Ortique, Revius O. (1924-2008) | Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908-1973) | Marshall, Thurgood (1908-1993)
- Ortique, Revius Interviewee
- Lemieux, Donald J. Interviewer
- Jackson, Sailor Jr. Photographer
Oral history with civil rights activist and jurist Judge Revius Oliver Ortique, Jr. (14 June 1924-22 June 2008.) Judge Ortique was appointed the first African-American justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1992. In this interview, Judge Ortique discusses his life growing up in New Orleans during the Great Depression. He briefly discusses his time in the U.S. Army as a company commander in the Pacific. He also discusses his law career, meeting President Lyndon Johnson, his personal thoughts on the Civil Rights Movement and racial issues in America, and the impact Thurgood Marshall had on civil rights and constitutional law. The interview also includes Ortique showing some of his awards and a ceremony for Ortique at the end of the video.