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Nat Turner and the Haitian Revolution

In consequence of the alarming increase of the Black population at the South, fears have been long entertained, that it might one day be the unhappy lot of the whites, in that section, to witness scenes similar to those which but a few years since, nearly depopulated the once flourishing island of St. Domingo of [...]
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W.E.B. Du Bois, “Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Anti-Slavery Effort, 1787-1806″

“The role which the great Negro Toussaint, called L’Ouverture, played in the history of the United States has seldom been fully appreciated. Representing the age of revolution in America, he rose to leadership through a bloody terror, which contrived a Negro ‘problem’ for the Western Hemisphere, intensified and defined the anti-slavery movement, became one [...]
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Gwendolyn Midlo Hall: Essays in Black World/Negro Digest, 1967-1972

Essays by African Diaspora historian Gwendolyn Midlo Hall published in Black World/Negro Digest between 1967 and 1972: “St. Malcolm and the Black Revolutionist,” Negro Digest, November 1967. “Black Resistance in Colonial Haiti“, Negro Digest, February 1968. “Black Resistance in Colonial Haiti,” Black World/Negro Digest (February 1968 “The Myth of Benevolent Spanish Slave Laws,” Negro Digest, March 1969. “Africans in the Americas,“ Negro Digest, March 1969. “Rural, Black [...]
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Les chefs d’état d’Haïti, 1804-2011

Les chefs d’état d’Haïti, 1804-2011 (Éditions Combit/Edisyon Konbit, 2006). Source: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)
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10 Books for 2015

1. Amy Jacques Garvey, Garvey and Garveyism (Black Classic Press). Thanks and praise are due to Black Classic Press for reissuing Garvey and Garveyism, Amy Jacques Garvey’s remarkable biography of her husband, the Jamaican pan-Africanist Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Originally self-published in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, Garvey and Garveyism is among the most lucid and inspired [...]
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Seven interviews with Andrew Cyrille

[Andrew Cyrille: Brooklyn-born avante garde jazz drummer of Haitian descent.] A fireside chat with Andrew Cyrille, Jazz Weekly (date?) Body and Soul: An Interview with Andrew Cyrille, Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice (2010). Interview with Andrew Cyrille, Intakt Records (2003). Andrew Cyrille: DownBeat interview: directors cut (2004). Andrew Cyrille: Art Science, Part 1, JazzTimes (2011). “All That’s Rhythm!” A Chat With [...]
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Haiti: The Second Occupation

Guest post by Jemima Pierre. July 28, 2015 marked the one hundredth anniversary of the landing of US Marines in Haiti and the beginning of a military occupation of the Black Republic that lasted until 1934 — nineteen years in total. With its massacres of Haitian peasants, its control of Haiti’s finances, its suppression [...]
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Bizoton, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 28, 1915

Et seul un petit soldat obscur, Pierre Sully, se fit tuer, la carbine au poing, en défendant l’accés de son post au marines de l’amiral Caperton. Nul autre ne “brigua l’honneur d’une si belle mort.” Aussi personne n’a-t-il aujourd’hui le droit de jeter l’anthème aux autres, puisque tous ont survécu à la honte. Dantes Bellegarde, Pour une [...]
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