Welcome to Iowa Public Television! If you are seeing this message, you are using a browser that does not support web standards. This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. Read more on our technical tips page.

Iowa Public Television

  • History Detectives

History Detectives | Creole Poems | PBS

Duration: 15:42
Program: History Detectives
Broadcast Date: Jun. 28, 2009

A History Detectives fan from Chicago recently unearthed a French manuscript rolled in a cardboard tube, he thinks he has a collection of love poems, possibly written to one of his relatives. What is this? And why has his family kept it for 160 years? History Detectives ventures into the little known world of the Creoles of Color to unlock a family mystery.



Post Date: June 30, 2011