“Lafayette – the Abolitionist – Disdained Slavery…”


The city of Lafayette La. is named after French General Marquis de Lafayette who fought with America in the revolutionary war…  General Lafayette helped write the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, with the assistance of Thomas Jefferson, which had great similarities to our constitution and bill of rights…  Lafayette disdained Slavery…  Lafayette was an abolitionist…  http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/lafayette/exhibition/english/abolitionist/
General Lafayette pitched a plan to General George Washington to end slavery in the final days of the American Revolution…   http://www.mountvernon.org/research-collections/digital-encyclopedia/article/marquis-de-lafayettes-plan-for-slavery/

Eventually he (Lafayette, Marquis de) landed near Charleston, South Carolina, June 13, 1777, and when the leaders learned of his mission they welcomed him very hospitably… Later in the summer he (Lafayette, Marquis de) came to Philadelphia and the Congress welcomed him as he (Lafayette, Marquis de) came to serve without pay and also as a volunteer…  http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/lafayette.html

In 1823, the Louisiana legislature divided St. Martin parish and created Lafayette Parish.[6] The parish name Lafayette was chosen due to the enthusiasm of General Lafayette‘s visit to the United States. However, the city’s name remained Vermilionville due to the fact that the name “Lafayette” was already given to a suburb of New Orleans. Eventually, in 1884, the suburb was incorporated into New Orleans and Vermilionville became Lafayette…

“Lafayette – the Abolitionist – Disdained Slavery…”

One Response to ““Lafayette – the Abolitionist – Disdained Slavery…””

  1. Reblogged this on Culturallyconscious's Weblog and commented:

    Wow… Ne Suis-Je Pas Ton Frère > Am I Not Your Brother…

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