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Women’s Movement (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-10-27

Duration: 00:10:40

Subjects: Women's rights | National Organization for Women | Feminism | Abortion


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Goldsmith, Judy Speaker
  • Taylor, Sibal Interviewee
  • DeBerry, Lois Speaker
  • Smeal, Eleanor Speaker


This segment from the October 27, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s report on the status of the women’s movement and their major issues of concern, including abortion. His report includes highlights from the National Organization for Women (NOW) annual conference in New Orleans, including: a speech by Judy Goldsmith, former NOW president; a speech by State Representative Lois DeBerry of Tennessee, the president of the National Caucus of Black Women; and a press conference with Eleanor Smeal, NOW president. Hinton also interviews Sibal Taylor, a NOW member from Louisiana.