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Harrietta Harris Interview (1989)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-02-12

Duration: 00:05:30

Subjects: African Americans | History | Genealogy


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Harris, Harrietta Interviewee


This segment from the February 12, 1989, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s interview with Harrietta Harris, the founder of the Black History Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. She discusses: researching her family history; why she started the museum; her hopes for the museum; and learning the story of her five-times-great-grandfather, who bought his freedom from slavery.