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[In Progress] Lafayette: "Hero of Two Worlds" (Access to Recorded Version Included) (p.19)

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In 1824-25, the Marquis de Lafayette made a triumphant return to America and, during his tour of the young nation, received rock star treatment, with many places named in his honor. The accolades were well deserved as Lafayette served a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War effort as both a commander in the Continental Army and as a lobbyist for French support of the American side, including troops, arms, ships, and finance. Lafayette was also a key player in the French Revolution including the development of the Declaration of Rights of Man and of the Citizen, largely based on the writings of his friend, Thomas Jefferson. Join us for an illuminating examination of a man whose list of accomplishments was as lengthy as his name: Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette.


Tuition: $35.00

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Wednesdays, Apr. 21, 28; May 5 *1:00-2:30pm* (3 sessions)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


Susan McGough received her master's degree in American Studies from the University of Hawai'i. She has taught both American history and literature at the college level and for lifelong learning programs.