Webinar on 'Haiti and the Making of the Modern World' with @RobbieShilliam & me ... we examine the Haitian Revolution, which occurred around the same time as the French & US Revolutions, & discuss its contribution to the making of the modern world...
Naomi Osaka: Who Gets to be Haitian? ‘Even [when] asking the government “Where is the PetroCaribe money?” we can still find joy...cementing for herself a little corner in history where she brings honor to her Japanese and Haitian ancestors.’
“The US promise to Haiti after the devastating earthquake...shows just how hollow the slogan can ring [giving] precedence to businesses & the ‘economy’ over people [simply telling] those worst affected to ‘get on with it’.” @DrLeeVee @LivUniPol
The uprising sent shockwaves through Britain and its colonies in the Caribbean. Enslaved people had revolted before 1791 but without success. The uprising in St Domingue was well-organised, tactical and led by men like Toussaint Louverture #SlaveryRemembranceDay #SRD