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Lafayette Rogue Double Agent

February 1, 2021 Journal

It’s interesting to me that Ralph Ellison should choose to write about “James Armistead Lafayette.”      Almost fifty years ago, in 1974, the United States Bicentennial Society asked Ellison, author of “Invisible Man,” which won…Read More

Bridging the Racial Divide in the Spirit of Lafayette

December 16, 2020 Journal

The following is the text from a talk given on Saturday, December 12th by Richard Ingram hosted by Racial Trustbuilding, Inc. The recorded Facebook Live can be found here https://www.facebook.com/RacialTrustbuilding/videos/231117691695216      Good morning.  I have…Read More

Lafayette and the Battle of Brandywine

September 11, 2020 Journal

Several years ago we visited friends in Wilmington, Delaware, a beautiful part of our country and steeped in DuPont history. Longwood Gardens is an overwhelming site you should not miss if you are in the…Read More

Take a Fresh Look at Lafayette

August 29, 2020 Journal

Many of us, I suspect, have so often driven past the statue of the Marquis de Lafayette that he fades into the background and blends into the trees; like family, we take him for granted.…Read More

The Most Popular Man in America

April 16, 2019 Journal

He was the most popular man in America.  More than this, he was also the most revered.  This month marks the anniversary of his Farewell Tour across Georgia.  The Marquis de Lafayette was not only…Read More

Lafayette Scholar Comes to LaGrange

April 16, 2019 Journal

Alan Hoffman is a Lafayette Scholar.  He’s coming to LaGrange. Pitch a crowd of scholars into a Lafayette Scholar sifter and what sieves through is a little less than six feet, wearing a compact bowtie,…Read More

February 6 Deserves Salute

February 11, 2019 Journal

February 6 deserves at the very least a respectful nod.  The United States would not have become the United States had that day’s event 241 years ago not happened. France and the American colonies were…Read More

The Lafayette Connection—What’s It About?

July 26, 2018 Journal

Some people seem to think: I live in a town with a French name, but nobody I know speaks French here. There’s a fountain in our downtown square with a statue of a long-dead Frenchman,…Read More

Shrimp Lafayette

July 26, 2018 Journal

“Shrimp Lafayette” catches my eye.  I ask the waitress about it. Janice, Dad, and I had hiked Ocean Path Trail in Acadia National Park.  We settle in for a late lunch at Galyn’s Restaurant, on…Read More

Lafayette: Lifelong Protester

March 14, 2018 Journal

I am not native to this area.  I was raised some five hours west of here in Alabama. My hometown of Fayette and my adopted home of LaGrange are, coincidentally, both named for the Marquis…Read More