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Ron Hunter Report on Nighttime March in Washington Parish

WWL Channel 4 New Orleans



Genre: News

Place Covered: Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana, Franklinton, Washington Parish, Louisiana, Southeast Region, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1967-07-23

Duration: 00:02:33

Subjects: Moore, O'Neal, 1931-1965 | Bogalusa Civil Rights March, 1967 | Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana | Young, A.Z., 1920-1993 | Franklinton, Washington Parish, Louisiana | Hunter, Ron, 1938- 2008 | Bogalusa Voters and Civic League (BVCL)


  • Hunter, Ron Reporter


Ron Hunter reporting on the nighttime civil rights march from Bogalusa to the Franklinton Courthouse. Hunter states that in 1965 it wasn't safe for a negro police officer to patrol the parish highways of Washington Parish, as Deputy Sheriff Oneal Moore was murdered by night riders as he patrolled there. Hunter states that now, two years later, the Voters League successfully traveled 20 miles of rural Hwy 10 without incident. Footage of the march follows, including: marchers with A.Z. Young in the lead; marchers singing; Bogalusa police cars; people watching the march; marchers leaving the city limits of Bogalusa; nighttime scenes of the marchers; a car with a shattered windshield; Franklinton police patrolling; and marchers approaching the city limits of Franklinton. Hunter reports that the first nighttime march in Washington Parish ended without incident.