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Dr. Asa Hilliard Interview (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-10-07

Duration: 00:09:49

Subjects: Hilliard, Asa G. | African Americans | Educational tests and measurements


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Hilliard, Asa Interviewee


This segment from the October 7, 1984, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s interview with Dr. Asa Hilliard, a professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He discusses: the lack of opportunity for African Americans to learn African American history; the high number of ethnicities around the world with African ancestry; his problems with standardized testing; his criticism of the Reagan Administration; and the need for African Americans to rebuild their cultural base. This segment also includes highlights of Dr. Hilliard’s speech at a conference of black nurses in New Orleans, Louisiana.