Prince Hall, Haiti, Saint-Domingue
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THE PUBLIC ARCHIVE. Educator and writer David Austin is among the foremost chroniclers of Pan-Africanism, Black Power, and West Indian intellectual and political history in the Americas. He has three books to his name: A View for Freedom, an oral history of the late St. Vincents-born, Montreal-based cricketer and organizer Alphonso Theodore “Alfie” Roberts, You […]
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 […]
Jacob Lawrence, Toussaint L’Ouverture series, no. 32 (1938)
Débarquement de la flotte française à Saint-Domingue, faisant suite aux Révolutions de cette île. Guerre à mort entre les Français et les Noirs. Carnage horrible, incendies, devastations, les Français chasses de Saint-Domingue. (1803). Click here for larger image and more information.
Vue de l’incendie de la ville du Cap Français. Arrivée le 21 juin 1793. Gravure coloriée de Jean-Baptiste Chapuy d’après J. L. Boquet. Archives départementales de la Martinique (Fort-de-France). Click image for high-resolution original.
On the tendency of white foreigners, especially, and recently American negroes, to read dark, jungle atavism into even the most guileless aspects of Haitian life, our author has this to say: “Many good missionaries have come to us from the United States and elsewhere to advise us to preserve our traditions, customs, and African cults […]
Lethière Guillaume Guillon, Le Serment des Ancêtres (1822), Museée National d’Haïti, Port-au-Prince, Haïti Lethière Guillaume Guillon (1760-1832)