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Private Schools (1982)

Education Update



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-05-11

Duration: 00:28:01

Subjects: Education | School integration.


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Smith, Rick Reporter
  • Geltner, Naomi Reporter
  • Browning, Marlon Interviewee
  • McMorris, Glen Interviewee
  • Buchannan, B.G. Interviewee
  • Sullivent, Virginia Interviewee
  • Huchaby, Monroe Interviewee
  • Hodges, Melvin Interviewee
  • Augustus, Joyce Interviewee
  • Taylor, Iris Interviewee
  • Colbert, Glenda Interviewee
  • Buzbee, Kathy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Education Update” from May 11, 1982, features the latest education news in Louisiana. Rick Smith first conducts an in-studio interview with Marlon Browning of Parents for Neighborhood Schools, who discusses his organization’s reaction to the East Baton Rouge Parish desegregation order. Next, Robert Collins reports on the week’s education headlines. Lastly, Naomi Geltner profiles two private schools in Baton Rouge, the all-white Central Baptist Christian Academy and the all-black First Christian Academy. She interviews: Brother Glen McMorris, the principal at Central Baptist; Reverend B.G. Buchannan, minister; Virginia Sullivent, student; Monroe Huchaby, student; Reverend Melvin Hodges, the minister at First Christian; Joyce Augustus, parent; Iris Taylor, parent; Glenda Colbert, staff; and Kathy Buzbee, teacher.