Monthly Archives: May 2011
By The Public Archive | Published: May 23, 2011
“Haiti Urban Voids,” from Emergenc(e-y): Design Tactics for Post Traumatic Urban Landscapes Last year at about this time, The Public Archive posted a summer reading list of “those daunting, guilt-inducing, impossible to finish accumulations of never-read classics, recently-published near-sensations, and occasionally-frustrating volumes you feel you should read if only to say you’ve read them.” A year [...]
By The Public Archive | Published: May 21, 2011
Cornelis Gerritsz Decker (1620-1678), Débarquement à Saint Domingue (17e siècle, Le musée du quai Branly, Paris).
By The Public Archive | Published: May 18, 2011
He it was who tore the white band from the French tricolor flag as a visible symbol of the extinction of white power. Earl Leslie Griggs and Clifford H. Prator, Eds. Henry Christophe and Thomas Clarkson: A Correspondence (1952) The widely held belief was that on 18 May 1803 at Arachie Dessalines had torn the white band [...]
By The Public Archive | Published: May 17, 2011
“Un soldado argentino en Haití es un marine en Iraq,” [Argentina]: [s.n.], [n.d.]. Princeton University Library. Latin American Ephemera Collections.
By The Public Archive | Published: May 16, 2011
Johanne Harrelle, “Choucoune (Ti zwezo),” from À tout prendre (Claude Jutra, Director. 1964)
By The Public Archive | Published: May 12, 2011
Aislin (alias Terry Mosher), Baby Doc flees Haiti to France (Ink, felt pen, overlay on paper. February 8, 1986. McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec.
By The Public Archive | Published: May 8, 2011
Paulette Poujol-Oriol, who died March 11 at age 84, left her birth country, Haiti, a legacy that is immeasurable. She was one of Haiti’s most ardent feminist leaders, as well as an unmatched cultural producer and worker. Gina Ulysse, “The Legacy of Haitian Feminist Paulette Poujol-Oriol,” Ms Magazine (29 March 2011) In addition to her contributions to [...]
By The Public Archive | Published: May 1, 2011
Certainly, the most important champion of Haiti’s modernist internationalism in the nineteenth century is the Haitian essayist Antenor Firmin. No other intellectual seemed so able to follow through on the revolutionary universalism of Haiti’s war of independence. J. Michael Dash, The Disappearing Island: Haiti, History, and the Hemisphere (April 2004). We can now draw a line from [...]