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George Floyd Protests (2020)

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: 2020-06-05

Duration: 00:08:44

Subjects: African Americans | Police shootings | Protest movements | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Spears, Mia Interviewee
  • Temple, Colleen Interviewee
  • Hawkins, Noah Interviewee
  • Richardson, Myra Interviewee
  • Collins, Eugene Interviewee


This segment from the June 5, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams reporting on the reaction in Louisiana to the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She first reports on a peaceful May 31st protest in downtown Baton Rouge organized by four teenagers. She interviews: Mia Spears, organizer; Colleen Temple, organizer; Noah Hawkins, organizer; and Myra Richardson, community organizer. Williams then interviews Eugene Collins, the president of the Baton Rouge chapter of the NAACP. He discusses the need to hold policy makers accountable and to reform police contracts.