Opelousas Mayor John W. Joseph (1987)
Place Covered: Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 1987-02-22
Subjects: Joseph, John W., 1933-2017 | African Americans | MAYORS
- Masingale, Sonya Host
- Joseph, John W. Interviewee
This segment from the February 22, 1987, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s interview with Opelousas Mayor John W. Joseph. He discusses: his distinction as the first African American mayor of Opelousas in the city’s 267-year history; winning the election based on his qualifications; his background; his family; his goals for the city, including revitalizing the economy and balancing the city’s budget; and how he would like to be remembered.