OIA Film Series featuring Égalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution
Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: ACB 230
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) invites you to spend your lunch hour with us. Come view one of the many extraordinary DVDs from our library.
Égalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution
- Thursday, July 26
- 12:00 noon
- ACB 230
It was the only successful slave insurrection in history. It grasped the full meaning of the 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 time in history through music, ritual, recreations, and insightful writers and historians.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Free snacks will be provided!
For more information about the films in the OIA library, visit our website.
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