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Eyes on the Prize: Movement Moments from a Civil Rights Activist

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The March on Washington, the bus boycotts, and sit-ins across the country: these are all images of the civil rights movement that we may familiar with. What may be less obvious are the turning points that pushed individuals to join the struggle. William Rouselle's career spans decades of activism, from his groundbreaking work as a television reporter to his cultural organizing with the Free Southern Theater. In this edition of NOLA Life Stories, William reflects on the transformative moments that shaped his life in activism. 

This NOLA Life Stories interview was conducted by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Sarah Holtz.