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State Sen. Sidney Barthelemy Profile (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-07-1

Duration: 00:08:10

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | State legislators | Barthelemy, Sidney | China


  • George, Beth Host
  • Barthelemy, Sidney Interviewee


This segment from the July 1, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of State Senator Sidney Barthelemy of New Orleans, the first African American senator since Reconstruction. In the interview, he discusses the responsibility he feels in representing black people around the state, the issues of importance to the black community, his mild-mannered personality, working behind the scenes to garner support for his bills, why he got involved in politics, his recent trip to China, and his plans for the future. Host: Beth George