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One Church, One Family (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-05-19

Duration: 00:14:12

Subjects: Adoption | African American churches | One Church, One Child (Organization)


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Johnson, Gordon Speaker
  • Clements, George Speaker
  • Robinson, Sandra Speaker


This segment from the May 19, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s report on One Church, One Family, a program that utilizes the clergy to recruit black families who are willing to adopt black children in Louisiana. Hinton reports that the program is modeled after the One Church, One Child program in Chicago. This report features: highlights from the speeches of Gordon Johnson of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Father George Clements, the co-founders of the One Church, One Child program in Chicago; highlights from a speech by Dr. Sandra Robinson of the Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources on the Louisiana program; and interviews with Father Clements and Johnson on the success of the program in Chicago.