Freedom in the Black Diaspora: A Resource Guide for Ayiti Reimagined
This research guide answers a recent call to action in Haitian studies to engage historical sources in centering Haitian cultural and historical contributions to Black liberation movements in the United States and Latin America.
his guide is a comprehensive starting point for finding curated resources in the Library of Congress on the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), Haitian Creole (Kreyòl Ayisyen), the United States occupation of Haiti, and Black internationalism, as well as links to external websites that center important narratives in Haitian history. It also includes contextual bibliographies on resources relevant to Haitian history by scholars like Marlene Daut, Grégory Pierrot, Laurent Dubois, Brandon R. Byrd, Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Leslie Alexander, Chelsea Stieber and many others.
In the following companion video, Librarian-in-Residence, Taylor Healey-Brooks, interviews five prominent Haiti scholars: Dr. Leslie Alexander, Dr. Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Dr. Grégory Pierrot, Dr. Brandon R. Byrd, and Dr. Chelsea Stieber. This video serves as a resource that connects the Library with an emerging audience discussing Haiti's history, the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution and, its representation in the media, including its positive impact on Black sovereignty in the Americas. (Event date: January 03, 2022)