“Le Negre Marron / Neg Mawon” – statue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,
commemorating the liberation of the formerly enslaved Black workers.

Fridays, March 12, 19 & 26, 2021
3:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern Time
Online via Zoom

The Haitian Revolution was the first and only successful rebellion of enslaved workers and led to the first Black republic in the Americas. Its significance for world history and current struggles for abolition and racial and economic justice cannot be overstated.

The Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations will hold a three-part study series on the Haitian Revolution this spring. This series will examine lessons from this process for current social change efforts, including: 

  1. Conditions: the history of racialized slavery and rise of capitalism, 
  2. Stages of the revolutionary process, and 
  3. The subsequent counter-revolution of empires. 

Topics will include political economy as part of political strategy, stages of a movement, recognizing divisions in the ruling class, and the development and purposes of white supremacy and imperialism. 

Time will be provided for discussion and group analysis. The meetings will be held on Friday, March 12, 19, & 26, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:30 EST via Zoom and will be open to any interested parties. 

The primary text for this course will be C. L. R. James’ The Black Jacobins. 

Sliding scale contribution: $0-150.

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