African Americans in Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana

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Images of America: African Americans in Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana sheds a spotlight on some of the heroes and heroines of Southwest Louisiana. This area of the state is especially diverse and includes people who describe themselves as African Americans, Creoles, mulattoes, and blacks. Many say they have mixed bloodlines that include Native American, European, and African ancestors. Their arts, culture, food, music, and crafts are distinct and rich with flavors of the past and the present. The Creoles and mulattoes, for example, speak the language of Creole, which is described as broken French.
ISBN: 9780738591100
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 186
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Sherry T. Broussard is an educator, former academic librarian, storyteller, and community activist who has an avid interest in black history and culture. Broussard has produced black history and cultural programs for over 30 years in schools, churches, public libraries, academic libraries, and museums in Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (currently known as UL-Lafayette), Southern University, Louisiana State University, and East Tennessee State University. Broussard is the founder and president of Bayouland Storytellers Guild of Southwest Louisiana and the Just Write Cultural Arts Group and cofounder of Malunda African-American Book Club.
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