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Haiti: An Introduction to The Agronomist

The Public Archive’s first venture towards a local engagement with the Vanderbilt and greater Nashville communities is a film series titled Memory, Cinema, Archive, co-sponsored by Vanderbilt University’s International Lens and the Department of History. The first films in the series are a triptych on Haiti, scheduled in the weeks prior to the Republic’s presidential […]

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Haiti: Archiving the Present

There’s an overwhelming amount of data flowing out from the authorities and NGOs in Haiti. People engaged on this issue should share skills, resources, and make sure nothing important slips unnoticed into the netherzones of cyberspace. “Haiti Documents Index,” Mediahacker: Independent multimedia reporting from Haiti since 2009 (2010) This collection is currently documenting the events […]

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Haiti: Katherine Dunham

Recently, Katherine Dunham, the world renowned dancer and choreographer, ended a long hunger strike in support of the Haitian refugees. Dunham, well into her 80’s and in failing health, was asked why she would risk her own life for this cause. She said that she wanted to make the world understand the struggle of some […]

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Haiti: History

In 1803, the Haitian revolutionaries’ revival of the Tainos’ name for their most important settlement betokened above all a rejection of Europe and its colonial claims. It was a legitimizing link with the pre-Columbian American past, of which all Haitians could approve and which resonated with people of all social levels. David Geggus, “The Naming […]

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