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Joseph Jones Profile (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-10-28

Duration: 00:08:38

Subjects: Politics | African Americans | Local governments


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Jones, Joseph Interviewee


This segment from the October 28, 1984, episode of the series “Folks” features Genevieve Stewart’s profile of Breaux Bridge City Councilman Joseph Jones, the first black elected official in St. Martin Parish. He discusses: his philosophy of not looking back; his view of failure and success; his efforts to organize a black coalition in Breaux Bridge; working for everyone in the city; his childhood; and the importance of religious conviction. Host: Rob Hinton