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Project Delta (1989)




Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-10-29

Duration: 00:14:23

Subjects: Education | African American Greek letter societies | East Baton Rouge Parish School System (La.)


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Latureau, Lora Interviewee
  • Lockett, Vernadine Interviewee
  • Smith, Sheryl Interviewee
  • Hoover, Donald Interviewee
  • Brown, Geraldine Interviewee


This segment from the October 29, 1989, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s report on Project Delta, a program sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority that provides in-classroom support services and after-school tutoring services to students at Park Elementary School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She interviews: Lora Patureau, principal; Vernadine Lockett, director of Project Delta; and Sheryl Smith, counselor for Project Delta. Masingale also conducts an in-studio interview with Dr. Donald Hoover of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and Geraldine Brown, a co-founder of Project Delta. They discuss: how the students in East Baton Rouge Parish are performing on the state’s mandatory standardized tests; the origins of Project Delta; the differences they see in the students that have participated in the program; and the possibility of other volunteer groups starting similar programs at schools around the state.