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Haiti’s Forts of Freedom

February 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Built between 1804 and 1820, the Citadelle Henry was one of the mightiest forts in the Americas.
Built between 1804 and 1820, the Citadelle Henry was one of the mightiest forts in the Americas.

Before Marvin T. Jones earnestly explored the Winton Triangle, he did so in Haiti.   He honed his documentary and research skills to produce articles and exhibits on the defense works of Haiti, the second republic of the New World.  Not only will Marvin present how the people of color in Haiti freed themselves, but he will also show what they built to maintain their independence while being surrounded by the enslaving powers of France, Great Britain, Spain and the United States.

Haiti’s connections to North Carolina are also part of this story.  This event is hosted by the noted historian, Dr. C. R. Gibbs, as part of the his African History Series.

Details

Date:
February 3, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Organizer

Dr. C.R. Gibbs

Venue

Greenbelt Public Library
11 Crescent Rd
Greenbelt, MD 20770 United States
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Phone:
(301) 345-5800
Website:
http://www.pgcmls.info/node/205