Sunday, January 13, 2008

New Year's Greetings From Collège Victor Hugo, Recipient of French Human Rights Prize

[Reenactment of the fencing bout which took place at Carlton House, London, on April 9, 1787 between La Chevalière d’Eon (Brigitte Tillier) on the left and Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (Joseph Blanc) on the right.]

AfriClassical has received a New Year's card with the following greeting:

Prix des Droits de l’Homme - René Cassin 2007 (René Cassin Human Rights Prize 2007) awarded to the Collège Victor Hugo (Victor Hugo Junior High School) for its work concerning slavery and the performance “Le chevalier de Saint-Georges, la Table de Marbre”

Catherine Pizon, Principal, and the Staff of the School send you their best wishes for this New Year

Collège Victor Hugo, 11 rue Pablo Neruda, Saint Yorre 03270

Along with the card we received this message from Madame Pizon:

Hello William,

On behalf of my teachers, pupils and myself, I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year.

And we all thank you for mentioning us on Africlassical...we are so proud of that!

Yours in friendship!


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