Our Living Legend a 93 year old trailblazing former justice of the peace gives a Scotlandville history lesson along with great stories from his life and time serving as Justice of the Peace. An interesting glimpse of African-American life 1940’s – 1970’s.
Count Time Podcast Living Legend Henry Allen
Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Judge Henry Allen
Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra. Thank you for joining us today.
Today. We we got a living legend who has given so much to his people, to the great community of North Baton Rouge. You know, we love coming to North Baton Rouge because there’s a lot of great things that happened and still happening in North Baton Rouge. But this young man have contributed so much of his time, his life, his efforts in keeping the community, keeping the unity in this community, and we appreciate him for that. We have here today, Henry Allen, one of the former state justice of peace here in North Baton Rouge. Welcome to Count Time.
Thank you, sir.
Thank you for allowing us to come in your home today and your lovely daughter Wanda for being here and being so accommodating. But we just want to sit here and be able to dig deep into some history. Right now, how old are you?
93 in January.
That means you a capricorn. You’re a leader.
A leader. Very good person, I’ll put it that way.
And a little stubborn.
Well, sometimes, but determined, though.