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ANOTHER ANGLE; A Salute To Haiti: (Part Two of A Three Part Series)

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Culvert,Edward R. (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Sep 16-Sep 22, 2004
Jamaica, NY
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Education, Geography, Haiti, African Americans, Culture, Politics, international, Society, Black culture, Minority & ethnic groups, Social conditions & trends
Very few people have ever heard of the war between the Blacks and Mulattoes in Haiti. This was a war between light-skinned Blacks and dark skinned Blacks. Interestingly, outsiders who had a stake in dividing Haiti's victorious army engineered this war. The old adage of divide and conquer that was used and is still used. If the students at Howard University who devised the paper bag test had only read of the war between mulattoes and black in Haiti they would have been ashamed of their actions. Other African Americans immigrated to Haiti, stayed, and became prominent members of Haitian society. Hezekiah Grice was an Afro American leader, and a supporter of emigration by Blacks to Haiti. He was convinced that there would never be full emancipation for Blacks in this country. Outraged at the treatment of his people in America, he immigrated to Haiti, and became the director of Public Works in Port-Au-Prince.