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Benevolent Societies in St. Francisville (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-06-16

Duration: 00:05:36

Subjects: Burial insurance | Funeral rites and ceremonies | African American business enterprises


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Johnson, Max Interviewee
  • Anderson, Dyver Interviewee
  • Lee, Dorothy Coates Interviewee
  • Cavalier, Charles Interviewee


This segment from the June 16, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Dorothy Kendrick’s report on the history of benevolent societies in St. Francisville, organizations that helped African Americans cover funeral expenses. She interviews: Max Johnson, St. Francisville funeral home; Dyver Anderson, St. Francisville native; Dorothy Coates Lee, Pleasant Green Baptist Church Benevolent Society; and Charlies Cavalier, West Feliciana Parish native. Host: Kara St. Cyr