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A few months ago I wrote to FRANCE Magazine about the many wonderful experiences Jim and I have had in France because of my late sister,
Carole Fredericks. To my delight the magazine chose my letter for the Boîte aux letters page in the current issue (March 2012). Thank you
FRANCE Magazine for sharing my letter with your readers and for making it the STAR LETTER of the month!
Read the letter here.
On Oct. 31 France 3 launched a new television series, "Discographie". The debut documentary was about Jean-Jacques Goldman, Fredericks Goldman Jones with an hommage to Carole. Here is the link to YouTube where you can view the segment that featured Carole (20 min).
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2011
For the photo book, REGARDS NOIRS, Henry Roy gathered together 60 black and métisses personalities who overcame prejudice, confronted stereotypes and were an example of the complexity and diversity of the francophone world. To deepen the discussion Roy asked each person to provide a quote or a few lines that conveyed the concept of personal identity. Carole Fredericks provided the following:
…Quand nous ferons en sorte que la cloche de la liberté puisse sonner, quand nous la laisserons carillonner dans chaque village et chaque hameau, dans chaque État et dans chaque cité, nous pourrons hâter la venue du jour où tous les enfants du Bon Dieu, les noirs et les blancs, les juifs et les gentils, les catholiques et les protestants, pourront se tenir par la main et chanter les paroles du vieux “spiritual” noir:
"Libres enfin. Libres enfin.
Merci Dieu Tout-Puissant, nous viola libres enfin."
…When we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
I Have a Dream Speech
Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr.
Address at March on Washington
August 28, 1963
September 7, 2010
CAROLE FREDERICKS CONTEST IN THE NEW ENGLAND REGION
The Carole Fredericks Contest, the first of its kind in the New England area, was launched on September 7, 2010 and will run through March 26, 2011. See contest details and download a flyer at the Consulate website: http://www.consulfrance-boston.org/spip.php?article1859