Hearing Marguerite Speak

Working from the original French third person text, and its English translation, Tiffany Thomas has created a first-person reading of Marguerite’s testimony, which brings her words to life.

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About the Creator

Tiffany Guillory Thomas is an activist with a passion for researching and sharing the histories of the African diaspora in Louisiana. She has recently studied French at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette after having already studied Spanish and Latin. Tiffany is also a learner, speaker, and advocate for the endangered Louisiana Creole language. She will join the staff at Xavier University of Louisiana this fall as the Database Manager for the Office of Institutional Advancement.

A connector at heart, she is dedicated to bringing people together to discuss Louisiana’s past, present, and future contributions to the betterment of society as well as its unique Creole heritage. She has worked with numerous cultural organizations including Louisiana C.R.E.O.L.E., Inc., Nous Foundation, and Télé-Louisiane and continues to nurture connections throughout the Francophone and Creolophone world. Though she spends her time in archives, Tiffany also enjoys shedding light on Louisiana’s hidden past in public settings. She can be seen in an acting role in the Creole-language short film Tambou.

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