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Minority Business Fair (1988)




Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-04-24

Duration: 00:02:41

Subjects: African American business enterprises | Southern University and A & M College


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Leonard, Roscoe Interviewee
  • Benjamin, Carolyn Interviewee
  • Shelmire, Donald Interviewee


This segment from the April 24, 1988, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s preview of the Second Annual Minority Business Fair and Trade Show at Southern University in Baton Rouge. Her report features highlights from the first show, including interviews with: Roscoe Leonard of Jo’s Flowers; Carolyn Benjamin of Blacksmith Cards and Gifts; and Donald Shelmire of Thurman & Thurman Mortuary.