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Remembering Photographer John H. Williams

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-09-24

Duration: 00:01:14

Subjects: OBITUARIES | Williams, John H., 1930-2010 | Photographers


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Williams, John H. Interviewee


This segment from the September 24, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford reporting on the death of award-winning photographer John H. Williams, the first African American photographer hired by the Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper. Sanford reports that Williams died on Wednesday, September 22, following a battle with cancer. He was 80 years old.