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Bright Lights Online: Keeping Cajun

A Conversation with Warren Perrin and Josh Caffery

Bright Lights Online: Keeping Cajun

Warren Perrin, one of LEH’s 2020 Lifetime Contributions to the Humanities honorees, has spent decades advocating for the recognition of Cajun culture and heritage. He even successfully lobbied for recognition of the wrongs committed by the British Crown during the Acadian expulsion of 1755. Along with folklorist and Center for Louisiana Studies and UL Press Director Josh Caffery, Perrin discusses his work as a Cajun advocate, how life led him there, and lessons learned along the way. This conversation was held on Friday, December 4, 11 a.m.

This program is produced by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this event do not necessarily represent those of either the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.