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La. Treasure: St. Peter United Methodist Church (2018)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-10-12

Duration: 00:04:27

Subjects: African American churches | Historic buildings | Architecture


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Williams, Tanya H. Interviewee


This “Louisiana Treasures” segment from the October 12, 2018, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” focuses on Saint Peter United Methodist Church in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, which was built in 1866 by the Freedmen’s Aid Society for the benefit of former slaves. It includes an interview with Tanya H. Williams, a church member and researcher, who discusses the history and architecture of the church. Host: James Fox-Smith