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Louisiana’s Black Church, Part 4 (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-02-26

Duration: 00:05:56

Subjects: African American churches | Religion


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Richardson, Sheryl Interviewee
  • Brisbon, Herbert Interviewee


This segment from the February 26, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the future of the African American church in Louisiana. She focuses on the 2019 church fires in St. Landry Parish and concerns about the lack of youth involvement in the church. She interviews Sheryl Richardson, a member of the Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas, and Herbert Brisbon, the chaplain at Dillard University in New Orleans. This report is a part of the “Louisiana’s Black Church: The Politics of Perseverance” series.