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Southern Women’s Conference (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-12-15

Duration: 00:07:00

Subjects: Women


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Washington, Delo Interviewee
  • Pieschel, Stephen Interviewee
  • Bergeron, Maida Interviewee
  • Morgan, Mary Nell Interviewee
  • Anthony, Arthe Interviewee
  • Howe, Florence Interviewee


This segment from the December 15, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s visit to the “Southern Women: Portraits in Diversity” conference at Newcomb College in New Orleans. Masingale reports that the conference explores the myths and celebrates the diversity of women in the South. She interviews: Delo Washington, California State University; Stephen Pieschel, Mississippi University for Women; Maida Bergeron, Louisiana Folklife Program; Mary Nell Morgan, Xavier University; Arthe Anthony, Occidental College; and Florence Howe, director of the Feminist Press.