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House Redistricting Plan Rejected (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-06-04

Duration: 00:03:26

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | Apportionment (Election law) | REAPPORTIONMENT | Louisiana. Legislature. House of Representatives | United States. Department of Justice | Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Turnley, Richard Speaker
  • Hainkel, John Interviewee


This segment from the June 4, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the U.S. Department of Justice’s rejection of the new district lines drawn for the Louisiana House of Representatives because of the lack of fair representation for black voters in four areas. Host: Beth George