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Series
Louisiana: A History
Raw Footage
C.O. Simpkins Interview [Part 2 of 3]
Producing Organization
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Contributing Organization
Louisiana Public Broadcasting (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/17-98z8xbjw
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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
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
Credits
Associate Producer: Godoy, Al
Associate Producer: Melton, Christina
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Interviewee: Simpkins, C.O.
Interviewer: Laudun, Tika
Producer: Laudun, Tika
Producing Organization: Louisiana Public Broadcasting
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Identifier: LLHI-CS2 (Louisiana Public Broadcasting Archives)
Format: Betacam SP
Generation: Original footage
Duration: 00:30:00
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Identifier: LLHI-CS2.mp4 (Louisiana Public Broadcasting Archives)
Format: video/mp4
Generation: Copy: viewing
Duration: 00:23:28
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Identifier: LLHI-CS2.mxf (Louisiana Public Broadcasting Archives)
Format: application/mxf
Generation: Master: preservation
Duration: 00:22:22
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Citations
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 December 11, 2018, 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. December 11, 2018. <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