[Blackstudies-l] Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 7:00 PM ROCLA Program on Haiti
lima at geneseo.edu
Thu Jan 28 09:52:36 EST 2016
*The Rochester Committee on Latin America*
*Presents the film *
*Greatest Black Emancipation: The Haitian Revolution (1791-1803) Wednesday,
February 3, 2016, 7:00 PM *
*Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St. *
*For further information: *grania_marcus at yahoo.com
The eighteenth century produced two revolutionary wars against
colonization: the American War of Independence and the Haitian Revolution.
In each case, the oppressed gained their freedom from tyranny. The U.S.
declared its independence in 1776 from Great Britain and Haiti from the
French in 1804. The film details the Haitian Revolution and the actions of
its leaders, Toussaint L’Ouverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines and others, to
end slavery in Haiti. It also describes the historical ties that bind Haiti
and the U.S., and how that history continues to define and impact Haiti and
contribute to vastly different present-day outcomes for each.
*Haitian-born Lucienne Nicholson, Rochester activist and American
Association of University Women Educational Fund Director, will introduce
the film and lead a discussion afterward. *
The program is free and open to the public; the church is handicapped
accessible and looped for the hearing impaired.
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