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Remembering Martha White (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-06-11

Duration: 00:03:24

Subjects: Civil Rights | Baton Rouge Bus Boycott, Baton Rouge, La., 1953


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • White, Martha Speaker
  • Jones, Johnny Speaker


This segment from the June 11, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s reporting on the death of Martha White, a Louisiana civil rights icon, who has died at the age of 99. He presents an excerpt from the LPB documentary “Signpost to Freedom,” where White describes the event that sparked the 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott.