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Alleged Vote Buying in Parks, La. (1982)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Parks, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-10

Duration: 00:09:07

Subjects: Elections | Politics | VOTER FRAUD | Political corruption


  • Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
  • Pierre, Monica Reporter
  • Ebow, Francis Interviewee
  • Darnell, Michael Interviewee
  • Thomas, Eugene, Jr. Interviewee
  • Joseph, Gloria Interviewee
  • Brown, Lionel Interviewee


This segment from the October 10, 1982, episode of the series “Folks” features Monica Pierre’s report on a federal lawsuit alleging a vote buying conspiracy in Parks, Louisiana. Pierre reports that Francis Ebow, a candidate in the mayoral election, filed the lawsuit against Mayor Guidroz and several other city officials for allegedly buying absentee ballots from voters in the community. Pierre interviews: Francis Ebow; Michael Darnell, Ebow’s attorney; Eugene Thomas, Jr.; Gloria Joseph; and Lionel Brown, the NAACP president in St. Martin Parish. Host: Sharon Elizabeth Sexton