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A.Z. Young

Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana State Archives

Date Issued: 1992-10-15

Duration: 00:29:36

Subjects: BOGALUSA VOTERS LEAGUE | CASSIDY PARK | Ku Klux Klan (KKK) | Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana | Walker, Livingston Parish, Louisiana | Oral history | Satsuma, Livingston Parish, Louisiana | CIVIL RIGHTS | Edwards, Edwin W. | Bussie, Victor V., 1919-2011 | Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960 | Young, A.Z., 1920-1993 | American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) | Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, Louisiana | World War II (WWII or WW2) | Bogalusa Civil Rights March, 1967


  • Young, A.Z. Interviewee
  • Jackson, Sailor J. Interviewer
  • Jackson, Sailor J. Photographer


Oral history with civil rights activist Dr. A.Z. Young (31 October 1920-1 December 1993). Conducted on October 15, 1992. In this interview, Young discusses his contributions to civil rights in Louisiana and the famous Bogalusa Civil Rights March of 1967. Young tells the story of the march including the struggles he and his fellow activists faced on their way to Baton Rouge. The end of the interview features Young showing photos and pictures from throughout his life.