Master of Arts (MA)
African and African Diaspora Studies
First Advisor's Name
First Advisor's Committee Title
Graduate Program Director, African and African Diaspora Studies
Second Advisor's Name
Second Advisor's Committee Title
Third Advisor's Name
Chantalle F. Verna
Third Advisor's Committee Title
Union Patriotique, Black International, Harlem Renaissance, Anti-Imperialism, U.S. Occupation of Haiti, Migration, Translation, Diaspora, Anti-occupation, Activism
Date of Defense
On July 28, 1915 the United States began a nineteen year military occupation of Haiti. The occupation connected Haiti and the United States and created an avenue of migration in the country. As a consequence of extreme racism in the South and segregation in the Northern states, the majority of the immigrants moved to Harlem. The movement of people reinvigorated the relationship between African Americans and Haitians. The connection constituted an avenue of the interwar Black International. Using newspapers articles, letters, and press releases from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Yale Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library I seek to examine the relationship between the two groups. The thesis demonstrates how they compared and contrasted the material conditions of the two cultures in order to promote solidarity. These common bonds, my thesis shows, were the basis for anti-occupation activism in the United States that was anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist.
Jean-Louis, Felix III, "Harlemites, Haitians and the Black International: 1915-1934" (2014). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1154.
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