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Willie Davenport (1997)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997

Duration: 00:11:12

Subjects: DAVENPORT, WILLIE | Sports | Olympic Games | TRACK AND FIELD | Hurdling (Track and field)


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Henry, Pat Interviewee
  • Davenport, Willie Speaker


This segment from the 1997 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Willie Davenport accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Davenport, a gold and bronze medalist in the 110-meter hurdles, competed in four Summer Olympics (1964, 1968, 1972, 1976) and one Winter Olympics (1980). He was later inducted into the United States Track and Field Hall of Fame and the Olympic Hall of Fame. The profile includes an interview with LSU Track Coach Pat Henry. Host: Gus Weill