Professor Dennis R. Hidalgo

Spring 2012, Virginia Tech
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Crummell is a good example of movement through the African Diasporic communities. Liberia, at one extreme of the Atlantic World, was a connecting point for many Blacks wanting to create transnational modern and self-sufficient communities. At another extreme of the ocean was Haiti. Black leaders, and immigrants moved in and out of Haiti as they sought ways to improve their lives and that of others. 

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Alexander Crummell (1819-1898)

Crummell was born in New York City. He was happy to be known as the boy whose father told his master he would no longer serve as a slave. Crummell’s father hired a private tutor to ensure his son’s academic success. He worked as a professor in Liberia for a time. When he returned to America in the 1870’s he established Saint Luke’s Church.

Read more about him here.

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It is so good to know that we are not alone! This is so perfectly said that I will only saym thanks!
kemetically-ankhtified:

THANK YOU HAITI FOR HELPING THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN LIBERATING THEMSELVES FROM SPAIN. 
AND ALTHOUGH WE CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE FROM HAITI, SOME DOMINICANS ARE AWARE, THAT IT WAS YOU WHO HELPED THE ENTIRE LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN GAIN INDEPENDENCE.
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It is so good to know that we are not alone! This is so perfectly said that I will only saym thanks!

kemetically-ankhtified:

THANK YOU HAITI FOR HELPING THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN LIBERATING THEMSELVES FROM SPAIN.

AND ALTHOUGH WE CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE FROM HAITI, SOME DOMINICANS ARE AWARE, THAT IT WAS YOU WHO HELPED THE ENTIRE LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN GAIN INDEPENDENCE.

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The famous picture, which appears in many books and documentaries, subtly blame Haitians for not being good stewards of their natural resources. The reality is much more complex, and has historical and international roots.

They say that a picture is more powerful than many words. And this one just fits perfectly with the age-old rhetoric of barbarous (dark) Haitians being the shameful people of the Americas. How can we counter the proliferation of pictures like this one, which are read in a context of unconscious prejudice, when the ones who can better reply to these charges do not have the resources to show more telling pictures of community collaboration, resilience, and cultural strength?

Of course, there is always the risk (as Spivak once warned) of misrepresenting the underdog. 

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Esto suena bien interesante! 

nuestrospresidentes:

Los presidentes Michel Martelly (Haití) y Leonel Fernández (República Dominicana) se levantan los brazos durante la inauguración de la universidad que República Dominicana donó a Haití. El recinto está ubicado en Cabo Haitiano.

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