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					        MrE &
  Louisiana
   History
      00/00/10

 “Famous people in
  our state’s culture
    and heritage”


Day ONE
              Pre-test
• Based only on prior knowledge, please
  complete the assignment given in ONE
  complete paragraph, writing in proper
  grammar and BLACK INK. You have five
  minutes.
                      June 29, 1941 -
                      First graduating class
                      of McNeese Junior
                      College



75. Describe the contributions of ethnic
  groups significant in Louisiana history
              In what Country would you
                find the following landmarks?
              1.The Great Pyramids
Write         2.The Great Wall    This is my personal
legibly, in                         class bellringer,
BLACK         3.The Outback      called a LaGumbo –
                                   a little of anything
INK and                             and everything
only on the   4.Death Valley      from middle school
sheet                                     history!
provided
              5.Amazon River
        Marie, the Voudou Priestess
        •The subject of legends, myths
        •Newspaper and magazine
        articles
        •Tour guides tales
        •Historical documentaries
        •Three novels and an opera
        •A film and a play
        •And her tomb is the most visited
        in the city of New Orleans

Intro
Terms to know
•Voudou – A melding of Catholic and African spirits
which is central to Louisiana Voudou
•Hoodoo – predominantly African-American
traditional folk magic
•Priestess – a woman having the authority or
power to administer religious rites (as in the above)
•F.P.C – is a person of full or partial African descent
who was not enslaved - Free People of Color
•Mulatto – a person of mixed black and white
ancestry

VocAB
 •Great Grandmother
    was probably born in
   West Africa (Senegal)
   around 1736 and sold
  into slavery as a child.
    •She was later in great
    demand as a domestic
                  servant.


Fact #1
                      Voudou
  •Voudou is a house religion
    served mostly by women.
 •Practitioners profess belief
    in a supreme God but give
       more attention to a large    The spelling of Voodoo
                                    typically indicates the region of
number of spirits called the loa,   reference. Voodoo is West
                                    African, now common to the
which can be identified as local    U.S.

         or African gods, deified   Voudou is the French spelling
                                    more common in Haiti
  ancestors, or Catholic saints.    The word voodoo means
                                    "spirit of God."



Fact #2
                           Hoodoo
     practitioners work with both
    hands - for good and evil. The
root doctors, as they are called
 in Louisiana, and the bokors as
  they are called in Haiti, are also
  healers. Hoodoo is not Voodoo. It
     is a living and organic magical
        system with a strong African
 heartbeat. Virtually all practitioners
                        are Christian.

Fact #3
          Catholic
          •Her grandmother was at
          least a nominal Catholic
          and was baptized in St.
          Louis Cathedral.
          •Grandmother spent 30
          years as a servant to Henry
          Roche, a popular F.P.C.
          (Free People of Color) and
          had two children.

Fact #4
What
Spanish                   Free
Pesos?
             • At forty-two her
       grandmother PAID six
   hundred (Spanish) pesos
    in cash to become a free
                       women.
   • 41 years later she passed
 away and was buried with full
  rites of the Catholic Church.


Fact #5
         Laveau Homework
 • Using the internet, research Marie Laveau,
   to create the given Lifeline timeline. DO
   NOT TRUST a Wikipedia site for info.
   They are known to be wrong.
 • Use the sites given on homework sheet
 • Assignment is due tomorrow at the
   beginning of class.
 • Remember – Dates above the line, facts
   below the line, and BLACK INK.

Homework
       MrE &
      Louisiana
       History
      00/00/10

 “The women you only
   thought you knew”



Day Two
     BEFORE WE START
• Turn in HR Timeline now. Be sure your
  name is on it.
• Take out fact-sheet we started yesterday.
                    July 1, 1912 -
                    Louisiana State Flag
                    adopted.




75. Describe the contributions of ethnic
  groups significant in Louisiana history
              BRIEFLY define the following
               terms.
              1. F.P.C.
Write         2. Mulatto
legibly, in
BLACK         3. Vodou
INK and
only on the   4. Senegal
sheet
provided
              5. Hoodoo
Born Free
•Marie’s mother, Marguerite, had a brief
affair with a free mulatto business man
– Charles Laveaux.
                   Marie became the first
                   generation to be born
                   free. She was baptized
                   in the Cathedral with her
                   grandmother serving as
                   godmother.

Fact #6
                      Service       Christophe was a
                                    white Louisiana
            Marie entered into a    native of noble
                                    French birth.
   relationship with Christophe
                                    Marie and Chris
                     de Glapion.    were the parents of
         • Marie was involved in    seven children

    community service, nursing
yellow fever victims, she was a
 life-long Catholic, received the
       sacraments of baptism and
    marriage, attended mass, and
          served as a godmother.

Fact #7
               Same or Not?
 •She looked at Catholicism
    and Voudou as different,
            but not conflicting.
 •Voudou also had a complex
 theology and including many
  spirits – elements that many
        Africans could relate to.



Fact #8
                     Callers
      •Lawyers, legislators,
planters and merchants all
came to pay their respects
  and seek her prayers and
                  guidance.
    •Marie had a following of
    both the FPC and upper-
class whites of New Orleans.


Fact #9
              Good vs Good
       •Newspapers could not
  reconcile the idea of Marie
       Laveau as a exemplary
    Catholic with her Voudou
     congregation leadership.
 “If she was good she couldn’t
  be a voudou priestess and if
         she was Priestess she
             couldn’t be good.”

Fact #10
Fact #8
         Laveau Homework
 • Using the internet, and your research
   on Marie Laveau, to create her own
   Facebook page.
 • Assignment is due tomorrow at the
   beginning of class.
 • Remember – comments, friends,
   birthdays, picture, and in BLACK INK.

Homework
              PosT-test
• Now knowing more about Marie Laveau,
  please complete the assignment given in
  ONE complete paragraph in, writing in
  proper grammar and BLACK INK. You
  have ten minutes.
       EXTRA CREDIT if you want
  Using the worksheet given,
cut out Marie’s tomb, fold the
  shape and tape it together
       following the directions
          supplied. Return the
 completed project tomorrow
  at the beginning of class or
                before school.

				
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