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Governor McKeithen On Arresting Lawbreakers During the Bogalusa Civil Rights March

WWL Channel 4 New Orleans



Genre: News

Place Covered: Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana, Southeast Region, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1967-08-12

Duration: 00:00:54

Subjects: Bogalusa Civil Rights March, 1967 | Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana | Civil rights demonstrations | Civil Rights Movement | McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-1999


  • McKeithen, John Speaker


Press conference with Governor John McKeithen about the Bogalusa Civil Rights March. He states that as governor he expects to protect the marchers and see that they have the right to protest. He says that if a person disobeys the law, he's not looking at their color or religion, he's looking at the facts. He continues that when he starts jailing people, he will be completely colorblind. He states that he would rather resign than do less. Governor McKeithen states that he will not participate as governor of Louisiana in any action that would indicate that he is upholding or standing back while people disobey the law.