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NAACP Convention in New Orleans (1983)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-09-18

Duration: 00:26:09

Subjects: Naacp | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | RICHARDSON, RUPERT FLORENCE | Hooks, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lawson), 1925-2010 | Glenn, John, 1921- | Mondale, Walter F., 1928- | Bush, George, 1924- | Elections, 1984 | United States presidential election, 1984 | HORNE, LENA


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Richardson, Rupert Speaker
  • Hooks, Benjamin Speaker
  • Hollings, Ernest, Sr. Speaker
  • Cranston, Alan Speaker
  • Askew, Reubin Speaker
  • Glenn, John Speaker
  • Mondale, Walter Speaker
  • Bush, George H.W. Speaker
  • Alexander, Kelly, Sr. Interviewee
  • Wonder, Stevie Performer
  • Berry, Mary Frances Interviewee
  • Horne, Lena Speaker


This episode of the series “Folks” from September 18, 1983, features Rob Hinton and Genevieve Stewart’s report from the 74th Annual NAACP Convention in New Orleans. It includes highlights of the speeches given by: Rupert Richardson, the president of the Louisiana NAACP; Benjamin Hooks, the executive director of the NAACP; five 1984 Democratic presidential candidates, U.S. Senator Ernest Hollings of South Carolina, U.S. Senator Alan Cranston of California, former Florida Governor Reubin Askew, U.S. Senator John Glenn of Ohio, and former Vice President Walter Mondale; and Vice President George Bush. It also includes: an interview with Kelly Alexander, Sr., the Vice Chairman of the NAACP Board; Hooks announcing a Fair Share Agreement with Kroger; highlights from the commerce and industry show, as well as the minority business vendors selling their products outside the convention; a performance by Stevie Wonder; an interview with Dr. Mary Frances Berry of the United States Commission on Civil Rights; interviews with youth workshop participants; and highlights from a speech by Lena Horne, the recipient of the Spingarn Medal.