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LSU’s Black Enrollment (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-11-11

Duration: 00:12:50

Subjects: African Americans | HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Bryant, Gregory Interviewee
  • Augustine, Karen Interviewee
  • Augustine, Deborah Interviewee
  • Johnson, Andre Interviewee


This segment from the November 11, 1984, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s report on the efforts to increase black enrollment at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. Hinton reports that African American enrollment is currently at 7%. He interviews Gregory Bryant, a recruiter at LSU. Hinton also interviews three African American students, Karen Augustine, Deborah Augustine, and Andre Johnson, who discuss their experiences at LSU.