A Promised Land: African-American Immigration to Haiti Free · Online Event

Event Information

Date & Time:Sun, 01/17/2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Online Event
Sunday at 2 PM CST – 3 PM CST
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr
Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook

Join Historian Dr. Cranston Knight for his monthly lecture via Zoom presented by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC).
About this Event:
The Haitian Revolution created a space where Blacks could build a new society vis-à-vis the French, Spanish, and English oppressive racial cultures. Haiti represented a new order of Black political power, which was not lost on free Blacks in America. As early as 1810, former slaves and free Blacks from the United States left for Haiti. By 1824, with the Haitian President's support (Jean-Pierre Boyer), emigration increased; thousands came ashore during this period. This program explores the cause and effort of this unique immigration policy and its impact.
Q&A session with Dr. Knight immediately following the presentation.
This is a FREE event with a $10 suggested donation to the museum.

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