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Haitian Revolution Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Toussaint Louverture led a slave rebellion that eventually overthrew French colonization in what was then Saint-Domingue and what became the independent nation of Haiti. The revolution had a profound effect on the United States on both sides of the slave debate.

Haiti Revolution’s impact on U.S. slavery to be discussed

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Toussaint Louverture led a slave rebellion that eventually overthrew French colonization in what was then Saint-Domingue and what became the independent nation of Haiti. The revolution had a profound effect on the United States on both sides of the slave debate. Fayetteville State professor says both sides of the emancipation debate were affected. By Myron B. Pitts — In the late 1700s and early 1800s, Toussaint Louverture led a slave…

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The coronation of King Henry

Inside the Kingdom of Hayti, ‘the Wakanda of the Western Hemisphere’

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By Marlene Daut, University of Virginia — Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther,” which recently became the first superhero drama to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award, takes place in the secret African Kingdom of Wakanda. The Black Panther, also known as T’Challa, rules over this imaginary empire – a refuge from the colonialists and capitalists who have historically impoverished the real continent of Africa. But fans of the box-office hit might not…

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Senegalese women walk past a monument to slavery near the Slave house on Goree island 3km off Dakar, Senegal

UN’s Day of Abolition of Slave Trade Comes Amid Ominous Times

By | Reparations

The Transatlantic slave trade is regarded by Pan-Africanists as the Maafa, a Swahili term meaning “great disaster.” By teleSur — Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition as decreed by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or Unesco. Its purpose is to pay homage to those who were enslaved for hundreds of years as part of European colonization…

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Painting: Boukman Dutty The Enslaved Behind the Armed Revolts and Marronage

Bwa Kayiman: The Cornerstone of a Revolution Built on Kongo Ethics

By | Commentaries/Opinions

By Dòwòti Désir — The Haitian Revolution is the blue print for nation building that has been redlined out of history as written by the West and the global North. Furthermore, the selective recollection of facts by various sources, has been problematic because critical aspects of this momentous historic event, specifically its genesis at the Congress and Ceremony Bwa Kayiman, its military, spiritual and ethical cornerstone has been tainted. The convening…

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