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To Create A New Nation: The Haitian Revolt in New Orleans, 1811

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Historian Dr. Cranston Knight for his monthly lecture via Zoom presented by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC).

About this Event

The 1811 Revolt, the largest rebellion in U.S history, has historically been seen through the eyes of American Historians. The historiography has given rise to a singular perspective, an American slave revolt. What has been overlooked is the fact that this uprising was a replication of the Haitian Revolution. Not in terms of fighting, but in terms of goals, military maneuver, and objects. Further that it was forged from the “French Revolution” and expanded on by Jean-Jacques Dessalines to include the end of slavery and the creation of a Nation State.


This view challenges the given paradigm of the 1811 revolt in the U.S. as strictly an American uprising and moves it into the category of an extension of the Haitian Revolution.


Q&A session with Dr. Knight immediately following the presentation.


This is a FREE event with a $10 suggested donation to the museum.


Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC
4654 N Racine Avenue, Chicago IL 60640