Louisiana Diary | Amistad Research Center
From SFBATA website:
Written and Directed by Richard O. Moore, this film follows the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) from July to August 1963, as they undertake an African American voter registration drive in the town of Plaquemine, Louisiana (Iberville Parish). Includes scenes of: citizens undergoing mock interrogations at voter education clinics; CORE members canvassing from house to house; civil rights meetings in Baptist Churches; a mass march and vigil; police tear gassing crowds and making arrests; interviews with Ronny Moore (Field Secretary for CORE in Louisiana) and Mama Joe Homes; a speech by James L. Farmer, Jr. (National Secretary of CORE) and views of a Plaquemine contingent getting on a bus, heading for the August 28th 1963 civil rights march on Washington, DC. Narrated by Moore, the film adds a postscript that on October 17th 1963, Reverend Joseph Carter became the first African American who successfully registered to vote in the West Feliciana Parish of Louisiana.
Type of material: documentary film
Recording medium: 16mm b&w, optical sound film
Date aired: 1964
Originally aired on: KQED
Online content: KQ 1003.mp4 (479.89 MB-MPEG4 video)