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NAACP Convention in New Orleans (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-07-22

Duration: 00:06:36

Subjects: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Naacp | African Americans | Politics | Elections, 1984 | United States presidential election, 1984 | Bush, George, 1924-


  • George, Beth Host
  • Hinton, Rob Reporter
  • Hooks, Benjamin Speaker
  • Bush, George Speaker
  • Askew, Reuben Speaker
  • Cranston, Alan Speaker
  • Hollings, Ernest Speaker
  • Glenn, John Speaker
  • Mondale, Walter Speaker
  • Alexander, Kelly, Sr. Interviewee


This segment from the July 22, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton’s report on the 74th Annual NAACP Convention in New Orleans. It includes highlights from the speeches of Benjamin Hooks, the executive director of the NAACP, Vice President George Bush, and five 1984 Democratic presidential candidates, Reuben Askew, U.S. Senator Alan Cranston of California, U.S. Senator Ernest Hollings of South Carolina, U.S. Senator John Glenn of Ohio, and Walter Mondale. This report also includes an interview with Kelly Alexander, Sr., the Vice Chairman of the NAACP Board, on the board’s decision to reaffirm the position of Hooks following a power struggle earlier in the year. Host: Beth George