Louisiana Diary Documentary
This documentary was written and produced by Richard O. Moore. It takes place in Plaquemine, LA, from July to August 1963. It follows the interracial organization, Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E), as they worked to improve Black voter registration in Louisiana’s “sugar” parishes. It includes scenes around Plaquemine and 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; and police tear-gassing crowds and making arrests. The video’s copyright is held by WNET.