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Recommended Summer (2021) Readings on Haiti, the Haitian Revolution, and Haitian Studies

Recommended Summer (2021) Readings on Haiti, the Haitian Revolution, and Haitian Studies 1. Sudhir Hazareesingh, Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020) 2. Brandon R. Byrd, The Black Republic: African Americans and the Fate of Haiti (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020) 3. Chelsea Sieber, Haiti’s Paper War: Post-Independence Writing, […]

Announcement of the Haitian-American Council (H.A.C.)HAC Academic Scholarship Application, 2021-2022

Announcement of the Haitian-American Council (H.A.C.)HAC Academic Scholarship Application, 2021-2022 The Haitian-American Council (H.A.C.)HAC Academic Scholarship Application, 2021-2022 https://haitianamericancouncilofslc.org A Haitian Organization that is Bridging the Gap in the CommunityApplication Deadline: May 31, 2021The Haitian-American Council is pleased to invite current High School seniors who are graduating from High School in the academic year 2021-2022 […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month, Celebrating Haitian Women’s Writers

Celebrating Women’s History Month: In honor of Women’s History Month, I would like to recommend the following ten texts by Haitian Women writers: 1. “Love, Anger, and Madness: A Haitian Triptych” (1968/2009) by Marie Vieux- Chauvet 2. “Le joug” (1934) by Annie Desroy 3. “La blanche négresse” (1934( by Virgile Valcin 4. “Mémoire d’une affranchie” […]

“Haiti Then and Now” Interviews Professor Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

“Haitian Thinkers in the Public Space: An Interview Series” “Haiti Then and Now” Interviews Professor Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall Conducted by Dr. Celucien L. Joseph March 1, 2021 HTN: Tell us about yourself, your background, education, upbringing, connection to Haiti, etc. Who is Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall ? AGS: Thank you so much for including me […]

February 28: Black History Month: “The Bibliography: A Source of Reference from An Africana Perspective”

February 28: Black History Month: “The Bibliography: A Source of Reference from An Africana Perspective” On February 2020, for the past four weeks, from Monday to Friday, I have been posting “recommended readings” to honor and celebrate the Black History Month, as well as to highlight the achievements of the African people and their descendants […]

Day 27: Black History Month: “‘I did my duty: I have saved my country. I have avenged America’: Dessalines’ Defense of Retributive Justice and Haiti’s Independence.”

Day 27: Black History Month: “‘I did my duty: I have saved my country. I have avenged America’: Dessalines’ Defense of Retributive Justice and Haiti’s Independence.” In the first writing below, Haiti’s founding father Jean-Jacques Dessalines defends his use of defensive violence as retributive justice against (the French colonizers and slave traffickers) to secure the […]

Day 26: Black History Month: “ Father Jacques-Jules Bonnaud, America’s First Black Jesuit Priest”

Day 26: Black History Month: “Jacques-Jules Bonnaud, the First Black Jesuit-Priest in Colonial Saint-Domingue-Haiti” Father Jacques-Jules Bonnaud was the first Roman Catholic Black priest to be ordained in the priesthood. (the African American Father Augustus Tolton, who was born on April 1, 1854, was the first Roman Catholic priest in the United States; he was […]

Day 25: Black History Month: “Notable Haitian American Politicians and Civil Servants”

Day 25: Black History Month: “Notable Haitian American Politicians and Civil Servants” Richard Howell Gleaves (1819 – 1907): ““He helped form the South Carolina Union League and was instrumental in the organization of the Republican Party in South Carolina, serving as president of the party’s state convention in 1867 and as a state executive committeeman […]

Day 24: Black History Month: “When God Visited Haiti: Haitian Religious Scholars and Theologians You Should Know About”

Day 24: Black History Month: “When God Visited Haiti: Haitian Religious Scholars and Theologians You Should Know About” Duverneau Trouillot was a trained Haitian lawyer, ethnologist, and civil servant. He served as Secretary of State of Justice and Religion and was the first Haitian ethnologist to study Vodou in the Haitian society. In 1885, he […]

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