Louise Michel

About me

Gender Female
Industry Education
Occupation Teacher, poet
Location Vroncourt, Haute-Marneregion, France
Introduction "I do not wish to defend myself, I do not wish to be defended. I belong completely to the social responsibility for all my actions. I accept it completely and without reservations. I wished to oppose the invader from Versailles with a barrier of flames. I had no accomplices in this action. I acted on my own initiative. I am told that I am an accomplice of the Commune. Certainly, yes, since the Commune wanted more than anything else the social revolution, and since the social revolution is the dearest of my desires . . . the Commune, which by the way had nothing to do with murders and arson... since it seems that any heart which beats for freedom has the right only to a lump of lead, I too claim my share. If you let me live, I shall never stop crying for revenge and l shall avenge my brothers. I have finished. If you are not cowards, kill me!"
Favorite Books Hoover, John, H. and Ronald Oliver. The Bullying Prevention Handbook: A Guide for Principals, Teachers, and Counselors. National Educational Service: Bloomington, Indiana 1996