[Blackstudies-l] Tulane community recognizes New Orleans ties to Haiti

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Tue Feb 27 05:02:23 EST 2018


ivetteromero posted: " Matt Saletta (Tulane Hullabaloo) writes on the
historic ties between New Orleans and Haiti and what New Orleanians,
including institutions like Tulane University, are doing to teach about and
highlight those links. [Also see previous post In New Orleans"
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*Matt Saletta (**Tulane Hullabaloo*
<https://tulanehullabaloo.com/36572/news/haiti-new-orleans-tulane>*) writes
on the historic ties between New Orleans and Haiti and what New Orleanians,
including institutions like Tulane University, are doing to teach about and
highlight those links. [Also see previous post **In New Orleans, Whispers
of Haiti Become a Brassy Mardi-Gras Shout*
<https://repeatingislands.com/2018/02/07/in-new-orleans-whispers-of-haiti-become-a-brassy-mardi-gras-shout>
*.]*

Walking across New Orleans, it is easy to spot the plentiful ties the city
shares with France. French fleurs-de-lis can be found capping fence posts,
emblazoned on the city’s flag and featured on the Saint’s helmets. Roads
like Toulouse Street or Napoleon Avenue bear the name of French historical
figures. The city itself is named for a French town along the Loire River.

Though the French are recognized most publicly for their influence in New
Orleans, many feel the French are not alone in shaping the city’s cultural
landscape. According to several New Orleanians, substantial ties between
New Orleans and Haiti are often missed, despite the extensive history
shared by the two societies.

Now, residents like Nathalie Jeudy are calling for increased public
recognition of the deep connections between Haiti and New Orleans. Jeudy, a
recent graduate of the Tulane Law School Payson Center for Global
Development, came to the U.S. from Haiti as a child and described the
overwhelming similarities she has discovered between Haiti and the New
Orleans area.

“Everything is similar — the Latin architecture, the Creole cottages, the
Catholic cathedrals, the city squares, the parishes and even the way the
food is prepared with many different spices from different cultures,” Jeudy
said. “There’s also a lot of shared inefficiency and natural disasters.
There are a lot of issues like flooding where people can’t rely on formal
structures to help them out, so they have to depend on each other.”

In addition to architectural overlap and natural disasters, Haiti has also
played an notable role in American history. Marky Jean-Pierre, a Tulane
professor who emigrated from Haiti to the U.S. more than 20 years ago,
explained the significance of the Haitian Revolution in the Louisiana
Purchase, a historic deal in which the U.S. purchased more than 800,000
acres of French land, including New Orleans.

“France sent a huge army to Haiti to quash the revolutionary army in
Haiti,” Jean-Pierre said. “What France had in mind was to have the army
make its way to New Orleans, to occupy Louisiana and to build a strong
empire before facing the United States. The Haitian revolution completely
quashed the French forces. It is because of that Napoleon decided to sell
Louisiana to the U.S.”

Recently, Tulane has begun taking steps to strengthen students’ familiarity
with Haiti and its diaspora. Annie Gibson, the associate director of
intercultural learning at Tulane’s Center for Global Education, will be
leading Tulane’s first summer program to focus on Haitian culture. [. . .]

For full article, see https://tulanehullabaloo.com/
36572/news/haiti-new-orleans-tulane
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