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Saluting A.Z. Young (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-02-05

Duration: 00:12:44

Subjects: African Americans | Young, A. Z. | Bogalusa Civil Rights March, 1967 | Civil Rights | History


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Courtney, Bob Narrator
  • McKeithen, John Speaker
  • Young, A.Z. Interviewee
  • Burris, Rowan Interviewee
  • Jenkins, Gayle Interviewee
  • Wyre, Willie Mae Interviewee
  • Anderson, Fletcher Interviewee


This segment from the February 5, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a salute to A. Z. Young, the civil rights leader who led the Bogalusa Civil Rights March in 1967. Young discusses: segregation in Bogalusa; his service as a tank commander during World War II; his role as the leader of the Bogalusa Voter’s League; and the civil rights march from Bogalusa to Baton Rouge. It also includes interviews with: Rowan Burris; Gayle Jenkins; Willie Mae Wyre; and Fletcher Anderson. Host: Robert Collins