The French American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota in partnership with Alliance Française invites you to come see Joe Amato speak! On Friday, February 24th at 6 p.m. at the Alliance Grande Salle in Minneapolis, Joe Amato will give a talk and discuss his three roads to French, including as a young man, his studies in Quebec, as a middle aged man, his research into his genealogy and his discovery of his Acadian roots, and as an older man, his discovery that Minnesota really belongs to the Metis.
Joseph A. Amato is a noted teacher, public speaker, scholar, and author of approximately twenty books. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Michigan in 1960, his M.A. in History from the Université de Laval, Québec, in 1963 and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Rochester in 1970. In 1969 Amato began teaching at Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) in Marshall, Minnesota where he was a founder and chair of the History Department.