The term “Hussards Noirs” was used for the first time in 1913 by Charles Péguy in his novel L’Argent. It refers to the Students-Teachers of the École Normale but also illustrates the teachers’ mission after the vote of Jules Ferry’s school laws: “delete the last, the worst disparity from the birth, the education disparity.” (Jules Ferry in 1870).
By Patrick Landri (in French, 90 mins)
Mon 5 October at 17:30
Admission £8 (£5)
Image: Students-Teachers (1908-1911) at the École Normale of Orléans