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Dresses by Haitian Designer Helmer Joseph


Pétionville, Haiti

before I read the caption I was like “that looks like Haiti”

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Haiti Beat The United States 6-2 In the PoloSF and Audi Sportscar Experience International Tournament in San Francisco, CA.

Did you know Haiti had a Polo team? I never knew Haiti had a polo team never heard of it until today from The Sentinel along with this.

In the 1920’s and 30’s, Haiti was known for holding having the best in its territory for polo matches. Providing the ideal tropical climate, a friendly native population welcome travelers from all over the world, who docked in its ports to enjoy the best foods, culture, entertainment and sport.

But in these times, since these times, Haiti had never fielded a national team of its own. It was a game described as “the sport of kings”, a nation born of slaves who revolted, it seemed implausible to play… but as we know through Haitian history, in the heart of the enslaved can be the heart of a king, that can become king.

Ki sa ou dim la nou tout kote mezanmi! 

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The Haitian Revolution - A short Reading List (of Anglophone scholars)

"More than two hundred years after Haitian independence was declared on January 1, 1804, it remains a challenge to perceive the spirit that fueled the first abolition of slavery in the New World and gave rise to the second independent nation in the Americas. As recently as ten years ago, the Haitian Revolution (1789-1804), which created “Haiti” out of the ashes of French Saint Domingue, was the least understood of the three great democratic revolutions that transformed the Atlantic world in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. That is no longer true. In the decade since the 2004 bicentennial, a genuine explosion of scholarship on the Saint-Domingue revolution has profoundly enriched our memory of what Hannah Arendt, in her comparative study of the American and French revolutions, called “the revolutionary tradition and its lost treasure”. It is not clear to what extent this development has affected broader public understandings of the Haitian predicament, however."

By Professor Malick W. Ghachem for the John Carter Brown Library online exposition: “The Other Revolution: Haiti 1789-1804.”

* Much more scholarship could have been included in this list. To find more monographs and articles on the Haitian Revolution or, for a general reading list on Haiti, see here and here.

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Haiti Soleil: http://haitisoleil.org

→ 14 Caribbean Nations Sue Former Colonizers for Slave Trade


"Fourteen Caribbean nations have resolved to sue their former colonizers — Britain, France and the Netherlands — for lingering harms that they attribute to the slave trade.” (special emphasis added)

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Haitian Peasants, Haiti c.1960

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