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Ron Hunter Report on the Bogalusa Civil Rights March and Interview with A.Z. Young on Governor McKeithen's Remarks

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: 00:01:23

Subjects: Bogalusa Civil Rights March, 1967 | Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana | Civil rights demonstrations | Hunter, Ron, 1938- 2008 | Young, A.Z., 1920-1993 | Civil Rights Movement | Crossroads, Pearl River County, Mississippi | Ku Klux Klan (KKK)


  • Hunter, Ron Reporter
  • Young, A.Z. Interviewee


Ron Hunter report on the Bogalusa Civil Rights March. He states the liberation march is on its 3rd day, with 30 miles covered and 75 more to go. Hunter states that Governor John McKeithen called the demonstration ridiculous, and that protest leader A.Z. Young says that he may meet the governor in church tomorrow. Ron Hunter interviews A.Z. Young during the march. Young states that he thinks the governor is completely out of reason, having made a statement that he will be in church tomorrow and that the marchers should be too. Young declares that the marchers have gone to church all of their lives, and that it's nothing new to them. Young also comments on McKeithen's remarks regarding having horses and state troopers along the way. Young says that if there wasn't a racial problem in the first place, there wouldn't be any need for protection on the highway. Hunter then asks Young if the marchers know who they will support in the upcoming governors race. Young says that he doesn't know, but that McKeithen's rivals couldn't do any worse. Hunter then reports that a number of KKK clansmen passed the marchers on their way to a rally in Crossroads, Mississippi, but that there wasn't any incident.