Sweet Olive Cemetery (1984)
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 1984-10-14
Subjects: Sweet Olive Cemetery (Baton Rouge, La.)
- Hinton, Rob Host
- Matthews, Fred Interviewee
This segment from the October 14, 1984, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s visit to the Sweet Olive Cemetery, the oldest African American cemetery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He interviews Fred Matthews, the president of the Sweet Olive Cemetery Association, who discusses the efforts to restore the 150-year-old cemetery.