The Joseph S. Clark High School Class of 1965 celebrated its 50th reunion Oct. 17-18. Reunion events included a dinner-dance on Saturday, a church service at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church on Sunday and a brunch at the Fair Grounds.
Clark was founded in 1947 as one of two public high schools in New Orleans open to black students. Its location in the Treme neighborhood made it the first such high school on the downtown side of Canal Street. It was named after the first president of Southern University at Baton Rouge.
Attending the reunion were: Veleria Riley Allen, Kenneth Braxton, Rose Brion, Gail Bernard Brown, Cleo Bush-Lewis, Janice Martin Butler, JoAnn Ash Butler, Richard Caiton, Ulysses Claverie, Sandra Crowley Cook, Carol Delay, Cheryl Brown Delpit, Madeline Doyle Edwards, Ethel Coston Fields, Barry Forstall, Albert Franklin, Ethel Smith Gabriel, Beverly Green, Joe Green, Eva Weary Griffin, Kenneth Grimes, Margaret Dugais Hardy, Gilda Elly Harrison, Claire Hithe-Robinson, Richard Jefferson, Eraina Harrell Jessie, Althea Jacques Joanos, Sammye Landry Johnson, Ferdinand Juluke, Barbara Rankins Keller, Eli Lee, Gwendolyn Lee, Peggy Guitchard Lewis, Joseph Lodree, Janis Bates Mason, Gloria McClain-Scott, Brenda Smith Meredith, Ronald Mike, Shirley Johnson Mitchell, Andrew Jason Morgan, Ernest P. Morgan, Andrain Parker-Francis, Pamela Santa Cruz Perry, Brenda Louding Pierre, Catherline McKendall Robinson, Connie Robinson Seymour, James Seymour, Brenda Daniels Smith, Mary Randall Starks, Linda Johnson Stelly, Beverly Taylor-Goodwill, Marlene Robinson Taylor, Barbara Louding Temple, Julie Huntley Thomas, Pervis Thomas, Barbara Trevigne, Larry E. Turner, Ruth Johnson Turner, Joseph Washington, Lydia Parnell Weaver, Omega West, Rhea Anderson White, Marie Porter Williams and Urania Brown Winnier.