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Amistad Research Center & World's Fair Preview (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-29

Duration: 00:26:32

Subjects: Amistad Research Center | Archives | History | Race | African Americans | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.)


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Johnson, Clifton Interviewee
  • Borders, Florence Interviewee
  • Morial, Sybil Interviewee
  • Scott, John Interviewee
  • Teamer, Charles Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from January 29, 1984, features two segments. Rob Hinton first profiles the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans. Hinton interviews Clifton Johnson, the director, who discusses the origins of the Amistad Research Center, their funding sources, the growth of the collections, and their future plans. Hinton also interviews archivist Florence Borders, who discusses the emphasis of the collections on race relations and ethnic history, their researchers, and their recent series of Arclight presentations. Genevieve Stewart then previews the I’ve Known Rivers Afro-American Pavilion at the upcoming 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans. She interviews: New Orleans First Lady Sybil Morial; John Scott, an artist and the designer of the exhibit; and Charles Teamer, a commissioner for the Louisiana World Exposition.