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Monuments of Port-au-Prince

Napoleon Bonaparte wrote the following, in his memoirs from St. Helena: J’ai a me reprocher une tentative sur cette colonie, lors du consulat; c’était une grande faute que de vouloir la soumettre par la force; je devais me contenter de la gouverner par l’intermédiaire de Toussaint. 771 more words


Book Cover, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World

My book, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution will be out in October 2015! I am super excited and a lot of this has to do with the awesome cover designed by the marketing department at the UNC Press (with a little help from me!). 618 more words


Jean-Jacques Dessalines (c. 1758-1806)

The following is an entry on Dessalines that I wrote for the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. I hope it’s helpful for anyone teaching the Revolution–comments, corrections, and additional information are most welcome! 2,480 more words


Five Years Later, Haiti still struggles with old demons | The Miami Herald

The freedom bell stands in the pantheon just outside the grounds of a razed presidential palace, quietly serving as a symbol of the fight for social justice in an unequal and divided society.More than two centuries after it was sounded to announce slavery’s abolition, fueling the Haitian Revolution, the call for equality by the country’s impoverished black masses still rings hallow.Now, opponents of President Michel Martelly are invoking Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a revolutionary hero who proclaimed the world’s first black republic, to decry government abuses and give a voice to their struggle. 71 more words


Commémoration des 211 ans de l'Indépendance - Signal FM

Le président de la République, Michel Joseph Martelly,  accompagné de la Première Dame, Sophia Martelly, s’est rendu, le jeudi 1er janvier 2015, aux Gonaïves (Artibonite), pour la commémoration des  211 ans de l’Indépendance d’Haïti. 139 more words


New Diaspora

New Diaspora

Potentially a warming voice in these glaciers of ice.

Converters of ill behaviors into fountains of life

Swapping generations of light and all dreamers of the night… 207 more words


October 17 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – October 17 *

1711 – Jupiter Hammon is born a slave on Long Island, New York. He
will become a poet and the first published Black writer in… 809 more words

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