Joseph S. Clark High School

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Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School is a high school in Tremé, New Orleans, Louisiana.[1] It opened in 1947 as the first high school below Canal Street to educate colored children in New Orleans.[2] It was named after Joseph S. Clark, the first president of the Southern University at Baton Rouge.[3] The Rebirth Brass Band was formed at the high school in 1983.[1] Firstline Schools is the charter organization operating Clark.[4] The school will close after the 2018 - 2019 school year.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Wyckoff, Geraldine. "Next up: The Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival!" (Archive) Louisiana Weekly. December 5, 2011. Retrieved on March 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "The Birth of the Mighty Bulldogs...Joseph S. Clark High School - CreoleGen". CreoleGen. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  3. ^ "The History of Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School." (Archive) Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School. Retrieved on March 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "The Student-Led Backlash Against New Orleans's Charter Schools". CityLab. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  5. ^ Estwick, Tammy (2018-07-20). "Clark Alumni to School Board: We want to control our legacy". WDSU. Retrieved 2018-10-12.

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