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Political and Economic Power of Minority Women (1983)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-01-30

Duration: 00:26:08

Subjects: Women-owned business enterprises | African American women | African American business enterprises | Employment | Poverty | WOMEN IN POLITICS | Women's rights | EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Llorens, Glenda Interviewee
  • Rivers, Freya Interviewee
  • Davis, Georgia Interviewee
  • Sharp, Annette Interviewee
  • Reed, Louadrian Interviewee
  • Evans, Pat Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from January 30, 1983, focuses on the political and economic power of minority women. Genevieve Stewart first interviews two minority women business owners, Glenda Llorens of Llorens Shoe Store and Freya Rivers of Freya’s Boutique. They discuss their different experiences in obtaining financing to start their businesses. Next, Rob Hinton reports on minority women who are taking on non-traditional jobs. He interviews Georgia Davis, a roustabout at Amoco, and Annette Sharp of the Women’s Training Program. Lastly, Stewart and Hinton conduct an in-studio interview with Louadrian Reed, the director of the Women’s Office for the City of New Orleans, and Pat Evans, the director of the Women’s Advocacy Bureau. They discuss: the increase in the number of women living in poverty; the lack of Louisiana women in politics; the lack of minority women representation in the women’s rights movement; the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment; and their hope that more women will become involved in politics.