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Phyllis Coleman Mouton Interview (1987)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Broussard, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-02-15

Duration: 00:05:52

Subjects: Mouton, Phyllis Coleman | Business | Economy


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Mouton, Phyllis Coleman Interviewee


This segment from the February 15, 1987, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s interview with Phyllis Mouton, the co-owner of Circle M Supply in Broussard and the first woman to serve as the president of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. She discusses: her distinction as the first African American woman to lead the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce; the support she received; her programs related to education and economic development; and the importance of diversifying the economy in Lafayette.