Saturday, August 28, 2010

Galvez Papers on PBS program The History Detectives

African Proverb 
Gnatola ma no kpon sia, eyenabe adelan to kpo mi sena. (Ewe-mina

A moins ce que le lion ait son propre narrateur, le chasseur aura toujours la belle part de l'histoire. (French)

Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story. (English)

Thanks to all of you who are awaiting the airing of the segment about my ancestor, Agnes MATHIEU, on the PBS program, “History Detectives.” I have noticed many of my Facebook friends have already made postings to their Facebook pages and the word is getting out.  Again, thanks.

It is my hope that the show will be inspiring as well as educational as it examines how one slave woman gained her freedom during a most interesting time period in Colonial Louisiana’s history. 

Yes, the history behind my ancestral mystery will be revealed in less than 24 hours. 

Michael and Dr. Emily Clark

I have just checked the PBS History Detectives Facebook page and noticed another article which was posted yesterday by the Tulane New Wave featuring  Dr. Emily Clark, who was interviewed in the “History Detectives” segmentI had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Clark just days after our individual segments were filmed in New Orleans this past April. She provided some additional insight  into the relationships of persons, such as my 4th generation great grandparents, Agnes Mathieu and her French consort Mathieu DEVAUX. 
Dr. Clark is currently working on a research project about the lives and relationships of free women of color and their liaisons with white European men of means during the Colonial period in Louisiana. From our conversation, I gathered that her research will add to the study of the interesting lives of these women and the relationships that were the basis of many family lines in my Louisiana Creole background. 


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