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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations (1987)




Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-01-25

Duration: 00:05:43

Subjects: Martin Luther King, Jr., Day | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Jefferson, William J. (William Jennings), 1947- | Taylor, Sibal | Edwards, Edwin W.


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Guidry, John Speaker
  • Southern University Male Quartet Performer
  • Jefferson, William Speaker
  • Taylor, Sibal Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the January 25, 1987, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale presenting highlights from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations in Baton Rouge. It includes: John Guidry, the Assistant Clerk of the Louisiana House of Representatives, reciting a portion of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech; a musical performance by the Southern University Male Quartet; and speeches by State Senator William Jefferson, Sibal Taylor of the Louisiana AFL-CIO, and Governor Edwin Edwards.