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.
In researching, Marvin found connections between Haiti’s and eastern North Carolina. The Civil War is also part of this story. This event is hosted by the Rock Creek Nature Center’s Civil War Roundtable. We are meeting for our usual lunch afterward at Ledo’s Pizza at 7435 Georgia Avenue, NW.