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Desegregation Court Cases (1982)

Education Update



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-01-5

Duration: 00:28:09

Subjects: Education | School integration.


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Hamilton, David Speaker
  • Hawkland, William Interviewee
  • Fontham, Mike Interviewee
  • Crawford, Robert Speaker


This episode of the series “Education Update” from January 5, 1982, features the latest education news in Louisiana. Robert Collins first reports on the week’s education headlines, including comments by David Hamilton, an attorney for the Louisiana Department of Education, discussing the state’s creationism lawsuit. Collins then leads a panel discussion with Chancellor William Hawkland of the LSU Law Center and attorney Mike Fontham. They discuss the history of United States Supreme Court cases related to school desegregation.