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Dr. Joy Banner Interview (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-11-17

Duration: 00:06:01

Subjects: Environment | HISTORIC PRESERVATION


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Banner, Joy Interviewee


This segment from the November 17, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s interview with Dr. Joy Banner, the co-founder and co-director of the Descendants Project, an organization aimed at protecting the health, land, and lives of Black descendants in the River Parishes. She discusses: winning an emerging leader in historic preservation award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation; the work of the Descendants Project; their success in preventing the building of the Greenfield grain terminal in St. John the Baptist Parish; and their future cultural projects.