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Black Insurance Companies (1985)

Folks

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Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-02-03

Duration: 00:09:57

Subjects: African American business enterprises | Insurance Industry | HEALTH INSURANCE | LIFE INSURANCE | Burial insurance

Contributors:

  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Producer
  • Misshore, Wydell Interviewee
  • Sheeler, Homer Interviewee

Description

This segment from the February 3, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Genevieve Stewart’s report on the history of black-owned insurance companies in Louisiana. Stewart reports that the insurance companies first offered burial insurance and later expanded into life insurance and health insurance. She interviews Wydell Misshore of Geddes-Willis Insurance Company and Homer Sheeler of Purple Shield Insurance Company. Host: Rob Hinton