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Black Professionals (1987)




Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-11-08

Duration: 00:21:42

Subjects: African American business enterprises | Economy


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Perkins, Thomas, Jr. Interviewee
  • Hedgemon, Helen Interviewee
  • McKnight, Hugh Interviewee


This segment from the November 8, 1987, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s report on how black professionals are faring in a competitive marketplace. She interviews: Thomas Perkins, Jr., an attorney in Baton Rouge; Dr. Helen Hedgemon, a pediatrician in Baton Rouge; and Dr. Hugh McKnight, a dentist in Baton Rouge.