Learn Toussaint Louverture’s impact on abolition at this Boston Public Library panel.
Panelists will discuss Haitian Revolution leader Toussaint Louverture’s historical impact and his influence on the abolitionist movement and popular culture in the United States—particularly New England and Boston—during the nineteenth century and beyond.
Panelists: State Representative Byron Rushing, Dr. Marc Prou, Professor Patricia Hills.
Moderators: Former State Representative Marie St. Fleur, Dr. Nesly Metayer.
This event is a collaboration among Haitian-Americans United, Inc.; Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts; Office of State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry; Office of City Councilor Charles Yancey; Haitian Studies Association/Africana Studies at University of Massachusetts, Boston; NAACP-Boston Branch; Haitian Consulate of Boston; Trilingual Press; and Boston Public Library.
Rabb Lecture Hall
Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tuesday June 17, 2014 @ 6:30-8:30pm
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