Tag Archives: Ben Levine

A Franco-American and French Canadian history documentary

documentary by Ben Levine

While sheltering in place The Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College is offering free streaming access for 30 days only to Réveíl: Waking Up French. This film explores the struggle for cultural survival among the French-Canadian, Franco-American communities of New England. It reveals the importance of history and heritage and […]

Fighting discrimination – Franco-Americans and the Ku Klux Klan

Spring House Bailey Island

Often, people are surprised, including many in Maine, to learn just how active the Ku Klux Klan was during the 1920’s in New England, a history documented by Mark Richard in :  “Not a Catholic Nation: The Ku Klux Klan Confronts New England in the 1920s- The forgotten story of Catholic resistance to the rise […]