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Governor John McKeithen on Refusing to Meet with Robert Hicks and A.Z. Young

Brooks Read Collection



Genre: News

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1965

Duration: 00:00:57

Subjects: Young, A.Z., 1920-1993 | Hicks, Robert, 1929-2010 | Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana | McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-1999


  • Read, Brooks Photographer


Governor John McKeithen press conference on refusing to meet with Robert Hicks and A.Z. Young following the violence in Bogalusa, Louisiana. McKeithen states that he's willing to meet with anyone who acts responsibly as citizens should, but Hicks and Young didn't do this. He claims that Hicks and Young were responsible for having people shot and for having people put in the state penitentiary. McKeithen remarks that those in prison will be able to help with cane crops for several years to come.