Friday, May 16, 2008

General Dumas

Author Catherine Delors has a post about the former slave and father of the great novelist Alexandre Dumas. Share


Anonymous said...

I find it iteresting that there ares stories of blacks actually being a part of French society in the 18th century. I heard that Maria Antoinette had a black maid who was starved to death for her affiliation with the Queen.

Do you have any other information on her?

elena maria vidal said...

No, except that I think her name was Rosalie. Marie-Antoinette also had a music instructor who was a former slave, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, known as "le Mozart noir." There is a post about him on this blog-- just do a search.