June 25, 2010

KEEP FRENCH PROGRAM!!




SAVE THE FRENCH DEGREE PROGRAM AT SOUTHEASTERN AT HAMMMOND


Dear Cousins,

Please sign the petition to save the French degree program at

Southeastern University in Hammond, Louisiana.


It was only 1 or 2 generations ago that French was a major language

here in Louisiana. The system beat it out of our parents and grand-

parents and made them learn English. Many Louisianans still speak

French, and as such the impact of French on our state has been

incalculable.

Other than Quebec, Louisiana is the largest French speaking area in

the Western Hemisphere. There's too much Acadian & Cajun culture

to be lost by eliminating these courses. More schools should offer

these courses instead of trying to get rid of it. I might understand

a school in someplace like Kansas eliminating French (nothing

against Kansas), but not here in Louisiana.


Acadian Memorial:  A people without a past are a people without a future.

2 comments:

treeofpossibilityblog said...

I liked Hammond very much when I went there for truck driving school. My mother-in-law lives in Independence.

Lynn said...

Thank you for your comment.