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Keep Forest Hill Alive! (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Forest Hill, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-05-28

Duration: 00:08:32

Subjects: Education | Desegregation | School integration. | Busing for school integration | Forest Hill Elementary School (Forest Hill, La.) | Community schools | United States federal courts | United States. Court of Appeals (5th Circuit)


  • George, Beth Host
  • Geltner, Naomi Reporter
  • Holloway, Clyde Interviewee
  • Bridges, Betty Interviewee
  • Kurtz, Vivian Interviewee
  • Lamkin, Carol Interviewee
  • Jouette, Elaine Interviewee
  • Roy, Chris Interviewee
  • Baier, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the May 28, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the trip made by Forest Hill residents to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans in order to ask the court to re-open their neighborhood public school. Forest Hill Elementary School was closed in September 1980, as a part of Judge Nauman Scott’s desegregation plan for Rapides Parish. Since the parents wanted to keep their children in a school in Forest Hill, they have been operating a private school at the Forest Hill Baptist Church. Host: Beth George