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Creole World War II Veterans (2007)

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-10-19

Duration: 00:07:28

Subjects: World War II | Military | Veterans | African Americans | Segregation | Discrimination | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | Christophe, Louis P. | Conant, John Overton | Arceneaux, Anthony

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Christophe, Louis P. Interviewee
  • Conant, John Overton Interviewee
  • Arceneaux, Anthony Interviewee

Description

This segment from the October 19, 2007, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interviews with three Creole World War II veterans from Natchitoches Parish, Louis P. Christophe of Natchez, John Overton Conant of Natchitoches, and Anthony Arceneaux of Cloutierville. They discuss their World War II experiences in the Army, Navy, and Merchant Marines, respectively, and the discrimination they faced as African American soldiers. The interviews took place at the historic St. Augustine Catholic Church. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Robyn Ekings