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College Desegregation Lawsuit Dismissed (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-11-02

Duration: 00:06:06

Subjects: College integration | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Kennedy, John Neely Speaker
  • Guste, William Speaker
  • Turnley, Richard Interviewee


This segment from the November 2, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on a federal court dismissing the college desegregation lawsuit. Nachman reports that the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the State of Louisiana alleging that the state did not run an integrated higher education system in 1974. Her report includes highlights of separate press conferences with John Kennedy, Roemer Administration attorney, and Louisiana Attorney General William Guste. She also interviews Richard Turnley of the Southern Alumni Group. Host: Robert Collins