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Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-06-28

Duration: 00:09:16

Subjects: Thomas-Greenfield, Linda | United States Ambassadors | International relations | Women diplomats | United States. Foreign Service


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • George, Eula Shelmire Interviewee
  • Bailey, Cleveland Interviewee
  • Thomas, Cleveland Interviewee
  • Thomas-Greenfield, Linda Speaker


This segment from the 2012 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Linda Thomas-Greenfield accepting her recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Thomas-Greenfield, a native of Baker, served as the United States Ambassador to Liberia from 2008-2012. In April 2012, she was appointed as the Director General of the Foreign Service for the United States Department of State. The profile includes interviews with: Eula Shelmire George, her friend; Cleveland Bailey, her teacher at Northwestern High School in Zachary; and Cleveland Thomas, her brother. Host: Beth Courtney