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Joseph M. Stewart (1997)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-11-19

Duration: 00:25:40

Subjects: Stewart, Joseph M. | Business | Nutrition | Kellogg Company | African Americans | Segregation | Southern University and A & M College | South Africa | Joseph, James A. (James Alfred), 1935-


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Stewart, Joseph M. Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from November 19, 1997, features an interview with Joseph M. Stewart conducted by Gus Weill. Stewart, a native of Maringouin, is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for the Kellogg Company. He discusses: growing up on his parents’ farm; his father’s focus on education; growing up during segregation; studying nutrition at Southern University; the importance of the people who have helped him throughout his life; his work as the Director of Child Nutrition for the city of Washington, D.C.; moving to his position at Kellogg; his role on the Southern University Board of Supervisors; the future and importance of Southern University; black youth and the media; meeting Ambassador James Joseph on his trip to South Africa; and his family and religion.