Égalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution
Documentary Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, November 19
Haverford College: Stokes Hall, Rm. 102
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free and ppen 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. Ã‰galitÃ© for All explores this history through music, voodoo ritual, powerful recreations, and insighful writers and historians.The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Professor of History James Krippner. The Haitian Revolution serves as the endpoint for 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 film-making.
Sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.