Louisiana Institute of Higher Education


#5 “Los Islenos”

2001-2002 History Lecture Series Season – February 4th, 2002

Dorothy L. Benge and Bertin B. Esteves, Jr.

Attendance – 109


Lecture Description


 Immigrants from the Canary Islands have had a lasting impact on St. Bernard Parish and the surrounding areas. Following a brief introductory lecture, Dorothy Benge and Bertin Esteves delivered a historical skit entitled “An Islenos Couple, circa 1778.” This was followed by an authentic Canarian dance featuring the Leap of Faith Dance studio, led by Wendy Haulk.