Author Archives: The Public Archive

December 14, 1929: Haiti in Revolt

“Haiti in Revolt!” The Militant, December 14, 1929. See the original here.

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Representing Haiti

When it comes to the political efficacy and ethical obligations of digital platforms, The Public Archive: Black History in White Times has been an irresolute failure. The site was launched soon after the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. It was meant to serve as a response to the toxic efflorescence of racist representations of Haiti in […]

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October 13, 2019

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Markets and Margins: An interview with Etant Dupain

The Public Archive  Based in Haiti, Etant Dupain is a freelance journalist, producer, and filmmaker. He began his career as a reporter for teleSur in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake and he was a founding member of the important Kreyol-language independent media collective Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye (Noise Travels, News Spreads). Dupain has since worked with […]

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Hermanas haitianas y hermanos haitianos en Tapachula y Tijuana no se rinden.

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We Are Not All Haitians

Reading and re-reading The Public Archive’s 2012 interview with the late J. Michael Dash I was struck by Dash’s refusal to talk about himself. In the interview Dash described many of the moments and encounters that shaped him as an intellectual. But he offered little in the way of personal motivation. There is nothing of the […]

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Eight interviews with Florine Démosthène

“Florine Démosthène was born in the United States and raised between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and New York. Demosthene earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in New York and her Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College-City University of New York. She has exhibited extensively through group and solo exhibitions […]

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Africans and the French Revolution

“Africans and African slavery in the West Indies were the main causes and influences of the American Revolution of the French Revolution.” W. E. B. Du Bois, The Negro in the French Revolution (Lagos, 1962). W. E. B. Du Bois Papers (MS 312). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

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