J.S. Clark High School
The J.S. Clark walkway is a tribute to J.S. Clark High School, its faculty, staff, students and the people of Opelousas, Louisiana.
J.S. Clark High School was an endemic institution located at 1100 E. Leo Street in Opelousas, Louisiana. The school was named in honor of Joseph Samuel Clark, the first president of Southern University and A&M College located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. School colors were maroon and white and the bulldog was the mascot. The name of the school existed from 1953-1969.
The school consisted of grades one (1) thru twelve (12) and educated young black Americans during this segregated era of American society. For sixteen (16) years Clark students would distinguish themselves in all areas of education, athletics and showcase their mettle in 4-H clubs, agriculture, music, industrial arts, home economics, oratory and many other fields of endeavor.
Subsequently, these Clark students would matriculate into institutions of higher learning and work places all over the United States and overseas. Many distinguished themselves with a competitive spirit and work ethic that made them successful assets to their respective communities. The former students of J.S.Clark, from laborers, an Olympic Gold Medal winner and to a college president, blazed a trail that is still revered the world over.
The school building still
THE BULLDOG BARKS!
Location. 30° 31.898′ N, 92° 4.443′ W. Marker is in Opelousas, Louisiana, in Saint Landry Parish. Marker is on East Landry Street near South Academy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 828 East Landry Street, Opelousas LA 70570, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosa B. Scott (Anderson) (here, next to this marker); Doctor's Office (a few steps from this marker); Venus House (a few steps from this marker); Le Vieux Village (a few steps from this marker); Sugar Kettle, c. 1800 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jarrell Home (within shouting distance of this marker); La Chapelle House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Macland Plantation Bell (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelousas.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2017. 3. submitted on September 10, 2017.