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Series
Louisiana: A History
Raw Footage
C.O. Simpkins Interview [Part 2 of 3]
Contributing Organization
Louisiana Public Broadcasting (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/17-98z8xbjw
LPB
LLHI-CS2
Description
The second part of interview with C.O. Simpkins conducted for Louisiana: A History. Simpkins, a dentist, participated in the Civil Rights Movement in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he cofounded the United Christian Movement, served as a Vice President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and as a State Representative from 1992-1996. He discusses the problems facing African Americans in Shreveport during segregation; organizing Martin Luther King, Jr.\0xFFFDs visit to Shreveport and its effect on local Civil Rights activities; the bombing of his house; the outlawing of the NAACP in Louisiana and the subsequent formation of the United Christian Movement; the integration of the American Dental Association; his political career and service in the state legislature; the drug problem in the African American community; and the need for forgiveness in moving forward in race relations.
Genres
Interview
Topics
History
Subjects
CivilRights: Boycotts; CivilRights: Demonstrations; Civil Rights: Local Events; Civil Rights: Voting Rights; Civil Rights: African American Civil Rights; Civil Rights: White Resistance; Louisiana; Segregation; African Americans; Civil Rights; Violence; Discrimination; Politics; Naacp; Drugs
Creator
Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Production Unit
Contributor
Laudun, Tika, Interviewer
Laudun, Tika, Producer
Godoy, Al, Associate Producer
Melton, Christina, Associate Producer
Simpkins, C.O., Interviewee
Publisher
Louisiana Educational Television Authority, Copyright Holder
Rights
Louisiana Educational Television Authority/Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Restricted Use. For permission or licensing information contact: comments@lpb.org
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:30:00
Citation
Chicago: “Louisiana: A History; C.O. Simpkins Interview [Part 2 of 3],” Louisiana Public Broadcasting, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed August 20, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_17-98z8xbjw.
MLA: “Louisiana: A History; C.O. Simpkins Interview [Part 2 of 3].” Louisiana Public Broadcasting, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. August 20, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_17-98z8xbjw>.
APA: Louisiana: A History; C.O. Simpkins Interview [Part 2 of 3]. Boston, MA: Louisiana Public Broadcasting, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_17-98z8xbjw