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Hollis Conway

Louisiana Legends

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-02-05

Duration: 00:24:53

Subjects: Conway, Hollis | Sports | TRACK AND FIELD | Olympic Games

Contributors:

  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Conway, Hollis Interviewee
  • Badon, Tommy Interviewee
  • Stroup, Andy Interviewee
  • Long, Gerald Interviewee
  • Long, Rose Interviewee

Description

This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from February 5, 2017, features an interview with Hollis Conway conducted by Beth Courtney at Conway’s home in Monroe, Louisiana. Conway, who grew up in Shreveport and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, won a silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in the high jump. He discusses: his Olympic experience; his high jump records; growing up in Shreveport; his family; his college experience; his work with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; his travels around the world; his two books; sports as a unifier; the different cultures in Louisiana; and his wife and three daughters.