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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-01-23

Duration: 00:05:35

Subjects: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Martin Luther King, Jr., Day


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Guidry, John Speaker
  • Southern University Male Quartet Performer
  • Jefferson, William Speaker
  • Taylor, Sibal Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the January 23, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton presenting highlights from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations in Baton Rouge. It includes: John Guidry, the Assistant Clerk of the Louisiana House of Representatives, reciting a portion of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech; a musical performance by the Southern University Male Quartet; and speeches by State Senator William Jefferson, Sibal Taylor of the Louisiana AFL-CIO, and Governor Edwin Edwards.