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Defying All Odds

North Star



Genre: History, Educational

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Scotlandville, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985

Duration: 00:14:17

Subjects: BLACK HISTORY | African American business enterprises | African American banks | Banking Industry | Liberty Bank and Trust Company (New Orleans, La.) | National Bankers Association | Savings and loans associations | First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Scotlandville


  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Hinton, Rob Reporter
  • McDonald, Alden Interviewee
  • Eames, Louis Interviewee


This episode of the series "North Star" from 1985 focuses on the history of black-owned banks and savings and loans associations, including visits to Liberty Bank in New Orleans, a member of the National Bankers Association, and the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Scotlandville in East Baton Rouge Parish. Host: Genevieve Stewart