Orlando Patterson to Keynote John Hope Franklin Colloquium (Depauw University)

The legacy of one the leading black intellectuals of the twentieth century will be analyzed and celebrated at DePauw on March 12 and 13 as the University presents a colloquium, “From Slavery to Freedom: John Hope Franklin and the Road Ahead.” Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, will provide the event’s keynote address Read the rest here: Harvard Prof. Orlando Patterson … Continue reading Orlando Patterson to Keynote John Hope Franklin Colloquium (Depauw University)

Henry Louis Gates: Don’t Blame the Devil (Haiti)

“If there is a curse on Haiti, we don’t have to sully another person’s religious beliefs to find it. Perhaps curses, like charity, start at home. And the first two places to search for the source would be the White House and Congress, especially those historically dominated by Dixiecrats. Starting with Thomas Jefferson and continuing in a steady march that only really began to end … Continue reading Henry Louis Gates: Don’t Blame the Devil (Haiti)

Debating the Future of Haiti

1) Sir Hilary Beckles “The hate and the quake” http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/print?id=161585871 2) Response to Beckles by Anthony Wilson “Blame Haiti’s Politicians”: http://guardian.co.tt/commentary/columnist/2010/01/24/blame-haiti-s-politici ans 3) Message to the Montreal Conference on Haitian Relief by Norman Girvanhttp://www.normangirvan.info/message-to-the-montreal-conference-on-hai tian-relief/ Continue reading Debating the Future of Haiti

New Orleans, Haiti linked by history and tragedy – USATODAY.com

“David Baron, a local Haitian arts dealer, was in a Port-au-Prince school tutoring Haitian students when the earthquake struck and the building nearly collapsed. He spent six days sleeping in open fields and eating campfire meals before he was able to return to New Orleans. On Saturday, he held a fundraiser in his home-gallery to raise money for Haitian friends. “This is the most Haitian … Continue reading New Orleans, Haiti linked by history and tragedy – USATODAY.com

Brown, “Social Death and Political Life in the Study of Slavery”

“The Abolition of the Slave Trade, Or the inhumanity of dealers in human flesh exemplified in Captn. Kimber’s treatment of a young Negro girl of 15 for her virjen [sic] Image Reference TRADE-01, as shown on http://www.slaveryimages.org, sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.”] Click for Cite Vincent Brown, “Social Death and Political Life in the Study of … Continue reading Brown, “Social Death and Political Life in the Study of Slavery”

Reconstructing History and Memory in Haiti

Experts to assess damage in Haiti museums « Repeating Islands. “AFP reports that the UN cultural agency UNESCO is sending a team of experts to quake-hit Haiti on Wednesday to assess damage in the Caribbean nation’s museums and monuments, its director general said. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) also wants to help the University of Haiti in Port-au-Prince return to normal. … Continue reading Reconstructing History and Memory in Haiti

Earthquake Aftershocks in Haiti (via Repeating Islands)

“Haiti suffered two new aftershocks yesterday. Haiti has felt close to 50 aftershocks since the devastating 7.0-magnitude quake on January 12. The US Geological Survey, which warned the Caribbean nation could be feeling aftershocks for the next 30 days, measured the second tremor at 4.4. Edison Constant voiced the fears of all Haitians when he said, “We just can’t get used to these quakes. Each … Continue reading Earthquake Aftershocks in Haiti (via Repeating Islands)

“Harriet Jacobs” Play at Central Square Theatre (Boston)

In “Harriet Jacobs,’’ Lydia R. Diamond’s searing dramatization of America’s legacy of slavery, Diamond mobilizes her gifted pen and her powers of empathy to tell the story of one extraordinary woman. Read more:In ‘Harriet Jacobs,’ a story of a slave girl’s resilience – The Boston Globe Continue reading “Harriet Jacobs” Play at Central Square Theatre (Boston)

Haiti Earthquakes: More Updates

These are a only a FEW of the many updates from various sources.  For the most reliable regular updates from closest to the ground (IMHO), please subscribe to the Bob Corbett Haiti and Haitian diaspora listserv (send an email to corbetre at webster dot edu).  For regular academic updates please see subscribe to related listservs on H-Net. From TransAfrica Forum: “Summary:  As the full scope … Continue reading Haiti Earthquakes: More Updates

Haiti: Earthquake, Relief, Aid

Our prayers go out to the people of Haiti and the worldwide Haitian diaspora. On January 12th, a 7.0 earthquake devastated the country of Haiti. Relief efforts continue to be organized Places to find news and updates: http://wordsforhaiti.com http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/haiti.quake/ http://twitter.com/RAMhaiti Places to donate: Haiti Emergency Relief Fund http://www.haitiaction.net/About/HERF/HERF.html Partners in Health’s Sister Organization in Haiti – Zanmi Lasant Clinic http://www.pih.org/where/Haiti/Haiti.html Partners in Health http://www.pih.org/home.html Doctors … Continue reading Haiti: Earthquake, Relief, Aid