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Black Congress on Health, Law & Economics (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-09-30

Duration: 00:08:45

Subjects: Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | African Americans | Politics | Economy


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Coleman, Arthur Speaker
  • Jackson, Jesse Speaker
  • Archer, Dennis Speaker


This segment from the September 30, 1984, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s report on the meeting of the Black Congress on Health, Law, and Economics, a coalition of black professional organizations, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hinton reports that economic parity and the political clout of African Americans were two of the major issues discussed at the meeting. This report includes highlights of the speeches given by: Arthur Coleman, the executive director of the Black Congress; Reverend Jesse Jackson; and Dennis Archer, the president of the National Bar Association.