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Working Women (1983)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-11-6

Duration: 00:26:35

Subjects: Women-owned business enterprises | African Americans | Women | Employment | Patrick, Jennie R., 1949-


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Edgar, Jackie Interviewee
  • Jackson, Velma Interviewee
  • Patrick, Jennie Interviewee
  • Corrothers, Helen Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from November 6, 1983, focuses on African American women working in male-dominated professions. Rob Hinton and Genevieve Stewart interview: Jackie Edgar, the owner of a car dealership in Jeanerette, Louisiana; Dr. Velma Jackson of Baton Rouge, the first black female dentist in Louisiana; Dr. Jennie Patrick of Alabama, the first black woman in the United States to earn a doctoral degree in chemical engineering; and Helen Corrothers of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the only black female prison warden in the United States.