History Detectives

Creole Poems

Clip | 16m 44s

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.

Aired: 06/27/09

Rating: TV-G

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