Esther Dartigue was born in Vizakna, in the Transylvanian Alps of Hungary, and came to the U.S. at age five, just before the outbreak of WWI. She earned her B.A. in literature and education at Wooster College in Ohio and her M.A. in rural education at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she met her future husband, Haitian-born Maurice Dartigue. She spent the next 15 years in Haiti, where she was founder/ director of an American-style nursery school and kindergarten, served subsequently as director of a highly successful leisure club for charity, and worked on behalf of several other charities. This was followed by 10 years in the U.S., mostly as a college teacher and a nursery-school director, and then by nearly 50 years – the rest of her life -- in Paris, where for the first decade she was the Director of the United Nations Nursery School and became a spokesperson for and specialist in early childhood education. She is the author of seven magazine articles on bilingualism in an international nursery-school setting, as well as of two books on her husband’s career: “An Outstanding Haitian, Maurice Dartigue” (1994) and “Un Haïtien Exceptionnel Maurice Dartigue” (1992). John Dartigue was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and came to the U.S. at age five. He earned his B.A. in English and American literature at Brandeis and his M.A. in politics at Columbia. Except for a short stint at the UN, he spent his entire professional career (36 years) in the motion picture industry in the field of publicity, first at United Artists in New York and then at Warner Bros. in Burbank.