Tag Archives: history
“Haitian people will hoist the flag of Charlemagne Peralte and will get rid of the bloody pro-imperialist dynasty of Duvalier.”
By The Public Archive | Published: March 20, 2014
Image: Péralte, Charlemagne (Studio gráfico fatamorgana, 1979. Source: International Institute of Social History.
By The Public Archive | Published: February 27, 2014
Q: Mr. Secretary? Rumsfeld: Yes, sir? Q: I wonder if you could tell us how many U.S. troops do you think, in a round figure, might be required — might be sent to Haiti, and how long do you think they would stay? And also, President Aristide is claiming now that he was virtually kidnapped by the [...]
By The Public Archive | Published: January 12, 2014
Image: Bourmond Bryon (1920?-2004), “Untitled” (Date?). Source: Conservation of Paintings-Smithsonian Institution Haiti Cultural Recovery Project. Also see [pdf].
By The Public Archive | Published: July 4, 2013
The New York Times’ dismissive, error-strewn obituary of Una G. Mulzac, the late proprietor of Harlem’s now-closed Liberation Books, cast her as a cantankerous crank-pot holding anachronistic political beliefs. Yet for many people, folk like Mulzac were historians, vernacular archivists, and living repositories of pan-African memory. Places like Liberation Books – alongside San Francisco’s endangered [...]
By The Public Archive | Published: March 17, 2013
When the slaves and free coloureds of Saint Domingue rebelled in the autumn of 17791, Jamaican society faced the greatest challenge of its history. The dramatic spectacle of violent selfliberation was acted out almost before the eyes of its blacks and mulattoes, while the ruling white elite experienced a dilemma that seemed to oppose its [...]
By The Public Archive | Published: March 5, 2013
Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (28 July 1954 – 5 March 2013). *video via @dominique_e_ + @djaspora
By The Public Archive | Published: January 12, 2013
Neg Maron, Champ de Mars, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 4th, 2012. Credit: Leonard Doyle, IOM.
By The Public Archive | Published: December 30, 2012
Easily the most hyped Haiti-related book to come out in the past year was Purpose: An Immigrant Story (It Books), the memoir of rapper-turned-presidential-candidate Wyclef Jean. They say Purpose is actually not that bad, especially if you’re interested in either Clef’s take on the dissolution of the Fugees or his embittered account of [...]