Documentary Screening: "Égalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution"Documentary Screening: "Égalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/250591Stokes 102 - Humanities Center2013-11-19T19:00:002013-11-19T20:30:00
November 19, 7:00PM–8:30PM
Stokes 102 - Humanities Center
Followed by discussion and Q&A with Professor of History, James Krippner. This event is free and open to the public.
It was the only successful slave insurrection in history. It grasped the full meaning of French revolutionary ideas and used them to create the world's first black republic. It elevated a former slave, Toussaint Louverture, to such international fame that admirers ranked him on par with George Washington. It was the Haitian Revolution, a movement of admirable aspirations... and appalling destruction. Vaguely remembered today, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 traumatized planters in the American South and inspired U.S. slaves. Égalité for All explores this history through music, voodoo ritual, powerful recreations, and insighful writers and historians.
The Haitian Revolution serves as the endpoint of History 114, Origins of the Global South, a course that examines the first phase of globalization in world history. It also serves as an example for the course's exercise in historical documentary filmmaking.
Sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.
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