THANK YOU students and teachers from Ste. Genevieve High School, Valle Catholic School, and Nerinx Hall in St. Louis. You’ve created your own expressions of Pelagie’s life, and welcomed her into the Digital Age. There wasn’t room to post every art project, but here are some great samples for you to see.
The walls of the Amouruex House were covered with beautiful art for the launch of the website on October 15, 2011. Some students had the chance to meet Pelagie’s ancestors in person.
Imagine Pelagie knowing that her story was brought to life by students via poetry, electronic game shows, paintings, song writing, FaceBook pages, script writing, music video, 180 years after receiving her freedom. Who would she “friend”? What would she “tweet”?
You’ve taken the important messages from Pelagie, about knowing your roots, freedom, self-esteem, law, truth, and family…and have helped make them timeless. As Pelagie had the courage to push open the doors of freedom in post colonial times, you now are helping to make sure those doors remain open for all today.