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State Rep. Joe Delpit & Dr. Robert Ford Interview (1981)




Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-12-24

Duration: 00:07:34

Subjects: Delpit, Joseph A. | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | African Americans | Employment | Apportionment (Election law)


  • Ashley, Robert Host
  • Delpit, Joe Interviewee
  • Ford, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the December 24, 1981, episode of the series “Folks” features Robert Ashley’s interview with State Representative Joe Delpit and Dr. Robert Ford of the Louisiana NAACP. They discuss: the lack of equal representation for African Americans politically, economically, and socially in Louisiana; the underemployment of African Americans; the status of the state’s reapportionment plan; and the impact of budget cuts on human services.