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Throughout my undergraduate studies in history I learned quite a few things that completely changed my views and preconceived notions of historical events and ideas. To list them all here today would be a tedious task and is besides the point of today’s post. 7,826 more words
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28 January 1801: The governor of Spanish Santo Domingo cedes control of his territory to Louverture. To make his achievements permanent, Louverture forms a central assembly to write a new constitution for all of Hispaniola that abolishes slavery on the entire island.
Au coeur de la révolution haïtienne menant à l’indépendance en 1804, il y avait un important instrument de résistance: la machette. Cet outil utilisé dans l’agriculture florissante de la colonie de Saint-Domingue a été transformé par les esclaves en une arme de lutte pour la liberté. 74 more words
In “Diaspora,” a series of twelve impressive self-portraits inspired in part by European paintings, Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop embodies Africans that were notable historical figures in Europe in the colonial era. 600 more words