Joe Jenkins, Counsel Chief of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society, became an ancestor today, at the age of 90. His passing was announced by Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson of the Guardians. It was not COVID-related.
Chief Joe was one of the oldest living Mardi Gras Indians, and he was a friend of WWOZ. This video is a short excerpt of an oral history WWOZ conducted with Chief Joe in 2016.