Oral history interview with Connie Dejoie, Jr., 1971


Dejoie, Constant C., Jr (Interviewee)
La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Connie Dejoie, Jr., 1971
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Connie Dejoie, Jr. : oral history, 1971; Oral history of Connie Dejoie, Jr., 1971
In this interview conducted by Henry G. La Brie III, Constant C. "Connie" Dejoie, Jr. reflects upon the career of his father, Constant C. Dejoie, Sr., who started the Louisiana Weekly, the status of the Weekly as a black newspaper in the South compared to other papers and their availability, and his own life and career in comparison with his father's. Dejoie also describes the issues inherent to jo urnalistic objectivity and reporting with regards to race. The sound quality of much of the recording is very poor. As such, only a small portion of interview was transcribed.
Collection Name
Black Journalists oral history collection
Journalists; African American press; African American journalists; African Americans--Civil rights; New Orleans (La.); United States Race relations; Dejoie, Constant C., Jr; The Louisiana weekly
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 9 pages
Note (Biographical)
Constant C. "Connie" Dejoie, Jr. (1914-1993) was the son of Constant C. Dejoie, Sr., who started the Louisiana Weekly in 1925. Dejoie, Jr. received his bachelor's and master's degrees in English, and upon graduating from Talladega College in 1937, he took over the Louisiana Weekly. He was business manager from 1938 until 1969. He then was president and publisher until his death in 1993.
Note (Provenance)
Henry G. La Brie III Gift, 1975
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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