Noted Alumni

Oretha Castle Haley – Activist • Gail Glapion – Former School Board President • Alden J. McDonald - Chief Executive Officer and President of Liberty BankAndre Trevigne - News anchorOliver Thomas - Former Councilman-at-LargeJerome Smith - Activist Pastor Fred Luter – First black President of the Southern Baptist Convention • Blaire Boutté – Business Owner • Dr. Raphael Cassimere, Jr. – UNO’s first black professor • Rep. John H. Bagneris – LA District 100 • Cynthia Charbonnet Bernard – Retired Principal • Loretta Brown – Former J.S. Clark Asst. Principal • Michael Haynes – Former NFL player • Sean Dykes – Former NFL player • Isaac Wheeler – King Zulu • Oscar Piper – King Zulu • Cheryln Wheeler – Queen Zulu • Ashton & Aaron Collins – World Class Sprinters • Mia (X) Young – Musician • Byron (Mannie Fresh) Thomas – Music Producer • Keith & Phillip (Tuba Phil) Frazier – Grammy-winning Musicians • Kermit Ruffins – World Class Trumpeter • Tyra Barabino – Actress • Lyndia Green-Faust – Attorney • Gus Bennett – Photographer • Anthony Bailey - Diana Ross' Background Singer • Tommie Vassel - Ran for Mayor of New Orleans

Lucyjane Lawson (right) & classmates before school in 1948.
Lucyjane Lawson (right) & classmates before school in 1948.

Dr. Joseph S. Clark Alumni Association

We are the alumni of Joseph S. Clark Sr. High School of New Orleans. Clark opened its doors in 1947 and has continued to produce graduates throughout the decades. As the first high school below Canal Street educating black teenagers, Clark has played an integral role in creating leaders, scholars, champions, educators, musicians, athletes, and productive citizens.

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