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Justice Revius Ortique Profile (1992)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-12-18

Duration: 00:10:18

Subjects: Louisiana. Supreme Court | Ortique, Revius Oliver, Jr., 1924-2008 | African American judges | Civil Rights


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Normand, Keith Photographer
  • Ortique, Revius Interviewee
  • Calogero, Pascal Interviewee
  • Dennis, James Interviewee


This segment from the December 18, 1992, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s profile of Justice Revius Ortique, the first African American to serve on the Louisiana Supreme Court. He discusses: his opportunity to serve on the Court; his time as a civil rights activist; and his emotions before his swearing-in. Duhe also interviews Chief Justice Pascal Calogero and Justice James Dennis. Host: Robert Collins