Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's Bastile Day! Part 1

Bonjour! The LIFE class was joined once again by Georges Detiveaux. Having previously taught us about French food, French wine, and French cheeses, you'd think we had enough of all things French. Au contraire! Over coffee and croissants, Georges returned to give us the history of the Cajun peoples. And (probably to make sure this was the last time he had to face our ravenous LIFE class) Georges was joined by the French Consulate of Houston's Deputy Cultural Attaché & Educational & Linguistic Attaché, Marie Maurannes, who taught us about the history of the French in Texas. Mon dieu - a double header! They had so much to tell us they could barely squeeze it into the hour long class, and we had to post it on two blogs. Georges' presentation on the Cajuns is posted below. Marie's presentation is posted in the next blog, It's Bastile Day! Part 2. Au revoir!

George's sources for his portion of the presentation can be found at:

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