2016 Mentoring Workshops at AAA Meetings in Minneapolis
Join us on Thursday November 17th for five flash interactive workshops led by committed anthropologists to support community and career development. Workshops will take up the interest and questions brought by participants.
Registration is required for these free workshops.
The Academic Life Course Workshops
Led by Carla Freeman, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences, Emory University
Getting a tenure-track job is only the beginning of a successful academic career, and getting tenure is one juncture in the life-course of a faculty member. In this workshop, Professor Carla Freeman will discuss the components that make a successful tenure case, the challenges candidates may face leading up to tenure as well as in the post-tenure years, and a view of the full trajectory of the academic career. What decisions about publishing, teaching and service can faculty make in order to maintain momentum and pleasure at all stages of academic life?
Led by Riche’ Barnes, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Urban Studies and Women’s Studies, Smith College
Rhetoric on work-life balance is ubiquitous in professional settings, yet truly balancing family and career remain elusive. In this workshop, Dr. Riche’ Barnes will explore issues related to the creation, limitations, or absence of policies allowing faculty and/or students to balance the needs of work, family, and life outside the academy. This workshop will also serve as a space to share experiences and strategies for effectively managing work-family balance in academia. Topics will include: starting a family (when), setting realistic goals (writing/job search/productivity), strategies to handle super-productivity pressure, finding time for writing, pros and cons of conference trips with kids, prioritizing multiple demands, including partners and parents. What specific skills can academics bring to particular choices, small and large, to achieve balance? Participants at any stage of their academic career and life course are welcome as we are aiming to construct a workshop where members have diverse experiences.
Preparing for a Career in Higher Education Mentoring Workshops
Led by Deborah Thomas, Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
How does one stand out in a crowded job market? How can graduate students develop the skills to craft compelling job letters, CVs and supporting materials? Although getting a tenure-track job can seem to be a mysterious process, this workshop will focus on the components of the application dossier that are within the applicant’s control, and strategies for surviving the process successfully.
Led by Paule Cruz Takash, Director of Business Development & Financial Integration at SF Global
With heavy teaching loads, contingent faculty understandably find it difficult to research and publish at rates necessary to find secure employment. In this workshop, Professor Cruz Takash will share professional strategies for navigating the job placement landscape. What kinds of scholarship (traditional, public, a mix) can position oneself as a visible scholar? Involvement in AAA sections and other forms of engagement will be part of the discussion.
Led by M. Gabriela Torres, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Wheaton College, MA
A central contradiction rests at the heart of our discipline’s training. Doctoral degree granting programs are designed to train students to work in similar programs, where research is the central and most rewarded feature of the job description. However, graduates are more likely to be employed in teaching-intensive institutions where a 4-4 teaching load is the norm. As a result, graduates are often ill prepared for the challenges and pleasures of working in a teaching-focused setting. What formal and informal skills should graduate students acquire early in their careers, while on the job market and in the first years of a tenure-track job? How can faculty better prepare their graduate students for these work expectations, so that they adjust smoothly as new faculty?
Space is limited so please register at:
The Academic Life Course Workshops
Preparing for a Career in Higher Education Mentoring Workshops
CFP for “On the Ground” series
Fieldnotes on Black Lives Matter and Racialized Police Violence
In the past year and a half, protests and acts of resistance against anti-Black racism and police violence have erupted across the U.S. and the globe. Gathered under the umbrella of Black Lives Matter, this movement has taken place in the streets, courthouses, university campuses, malls, and outside police departments. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, the founders of Black Lives Matter (the organization and the popular hashtag), describe it as an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society; our
humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.
This year, the American Anthropological Association established a Working Group on Racialized Police Brutality and Extrajudicial Violence. The Working Group was created in response to AAA members requests at the AAA 2014 meeting that the organization and the
discipline make efforts to track racialized police brutality, and develop resources that will assist in reducing this violence that disproportionately affects Black communities. As part of its charge, the Working Group will establish a database of anthropologists and
researchers that have research and/or practical expertise in this area, and can provide insights useful for public conversations about these issues.
Subsequently, the Working Group is issuing this Call for Papers in order to collect fieldnotes from researchers, activists, and organizers that can provide anthropological insight into these issues. On the Ground? is a series of short essays that will offer an
ethnographic lens on activities and efforts connected to Black Lives Matter and racialized police violence taking place in multiple communities and cities. With a maximum of 1,000 words, these snapshots should provide a unique perspective on the current movement against anti-Black racism and state-sanctioned violence. Essays will be published in locations appropriate for the specific essay’s topic, including the AAA website (Anthropology News), the AAA blog, Savage Minds blog, and The Feminist Wire.
To apply for inclusion in this series, please send a 1,000 word submission, an accompanying image (a JPEG of the author and/or fieldsite), and a 100 word biography, to co-editors Dana-Ain Davis ([email protected]) and Bianca C. Williams
([email protected]) between July 15 and August 15. Essays will be accepted on a rolling basis, and published accordingly.
AAA Establishes Working Group to Monitor Racialized Police Brutality/ Extrajudicial Violence
To help reduce police-related violence by applying anthropological knowledge and expertise, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) has established a Working Group on Racialized Police Brutality and Extrajudicial Violence. The working group, which falls under the aegis of the Association’s Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology, will track the historical and contemporary trajectory of racialized police brutality and extrajudicial violence in the United States, and develop resources to help mitigate its impact.
The working group will establish databases of AAA members with relevant expertise, resources for funding basic research and engagement activities, bibliographic resources and publication sites, and groups documenting incidents of racialized police brutality and extrajudicial violence. The group will also work to place AAA subject-matter experts in important public conversations on the subject of racialized police brutality.
Co-chaired by David Simmons (University of South Carolina) and Marla Frederick (Harvard University), the working group also includes Shalini Shankar (Northwestern University), Dana-Ain Davis (CUNY, Queens College), Bianca Williams (University of Colorado, Boulder), Ruth Gomberg-Munoz (Loyola University), Maurice Magana (UCLA), and Lynn Bolles (University of Maryland).
To view the Working Group charge, go here
In 1992 a Planning Group for a AAA Commission on Minority Issues recommended the creation of a Commission on Minority Issues, which was tasked with creating the organization and objectives of a standing Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology.In 1993 that Commission determined three focal areas of concern for the new standing Committee: attracting minorities to the discipline and the Association; overcoming the alienation of Native Americans to the discipline, and defining anthropology’s roles in public discourses about cultural diversity.In 2007 the AAA Executive Board established the Commission on Race and Racism in Anthropology (CRRA) to review and make recommendations regarding the organization and responsibilities of the CMIA.Based on the CRRA recommendations, the charge and structure of the CMIA were modified in 2013.
Objective:Foster professional advancement of U.S. racialized minorities in anthropology. Attract such minorities to and retain them in the discipline and the Association. Promote intellectual awareness within the discipline and Association of issues that face such minority anthropologists. Help define anthropology’s role in U.S. discourses on racism.
Duration of Committee: Permanent
Committee Reports to:The Executive Board
Term of Office:3-year terms
- Develop opportunities to educate colleagues at all levels of the profession about issues which impact racialized anthropologists in the US and about their contributions to core anthropological issues.
- Collaborate with sections, especially those representing the various subfields and those representing racialized anthropologists to work to reduce racism in the association and in the discipline and enhance the professional experience of anthropologists of color.
- Coordinate with other AAA committees, task forces, and commissions that deal with minority issues on topics and activities of common concern.
- Interact with US and other interested department heads at the AAA meetings and by email to share information on the importance of diversity for faculty, staff, and graduate students and the best practices for achieving such diversity.
- Make recommendations to the Executive Board regarding the recipient of the Minority Fellowship Award and develop additional forms of mentoring young racialized minority professionals.
- Disseminate results of activities and findings in organized events at the Annual Meeting and in the Anthropology News to educate Association members and the general public
- Develop pragmatic and measurable indices for examining progress toward meeting the above objectives, including monitoring statistics on racial/ethnic diversity.
- ·Participate in the Association’s long range and strategic planning processes on issues of racialized minority recruitment and retention.
Membership and Appointment:
- 7 members, including the Chair.
- The Chair and 1 member will be appointed by the AAA President.
- In consultation with the AAA President, 3 members will be designated, 1 each, by the presidents of the following sections from among their members: Association of Black Anthropologists, Association of Indigenous Anthropologists, and Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists.
- 2 members will be elected by the membership at-large.
- President and President-elect/Vice President sit Ex-officio.Staff Liaison: Andrew Russell, American Anthropological Association 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 1301, Arlington, VA 22201 703/528-1902
Current projects include seeking funding for supporting minority scholarship in anthropology at all levels, developing linkages with minority anthropologists, and assisting in defining anthropology’s role in the discourse on cultural diversity. An ongoing activity is the development of a comprehensive database of minority anthropologists, including information on members’ expertise on file, which can be made available to departments recruiting faculty or to funding agencies seeking reviewers.
AAA seeks racial/ethnic demographic information about anthropology students, faculty and practitioners. This information is gathered through surveys of academic departments and information solicited from AAA members.
ABA Stages Protest and Issues Statement Condemning Police Violence and Anti-Black Practices
ABA Stages a “Die In” at AAA 2014
ABA Statement Against Police Violence and Anti-Black Practices
The Association of Black Anthropologists condemns, in no uncertain terms, the ongoing terrorism waged against Black U.S. communities by the state, police, and White vigilantes. We condemn the executions of our boys and girls, women and men by the police in Ferguson, Staten Island, Saratoga Springs, Los Angeles, and throughout the country. We also recognize that these forms of state violence are perpetrated against Black people globally. We are enraged by the fact that no police officer has been indicted in the recent murders of Aiyanna Jones, Michael Brown and Eric Garner; and we are outraged that in the hundred days since the murder of Michael Brown, police have also murdered unarmed Ezell Ford, unarmed Tanisha Anderson, unarmed Roshad McIntosh, unarmed Akai Gurley, unarmed Dante Parker and unarmed Kajieme Powell. These are state-sponsored massacres of our people, massacres enabled by a long history of national and global anti-Blackness.
As it pertains to the ongoing atrocities of the criminal justice system in this country – alongside those who spoke before the United Nations in November, we charge genocide.
As members of the academic discipline with the distinctive history of establishing the language and “science” of race to justify settler colonialism and slavery, we recognize full well that the root of today’s anti-Black state-sponsored violence in the U.S. is white supremacy. We know that our discipline played a significant role in developing the trope of a particular Black subject – the “urban” Black – that has been deployed by society at large to dehumanize Black people. At the same time, we also realize that our discipline has been tepid in fruitfully acknowledging and addressing its own white supremacist foundation. We therefore call on our colleagues in the American Anthropological Association to join us in not only condemning this history but also in affirming that Black Lives Matter – beyond the role of ethnographic subjects and cultural vessels. We call on our colleagues in anthropology to stand against the U.S. state’s terrorism against Black and Brown peoples. We call on our colleagues to join us in demanding redress and restitution, with expediency.
As anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston is known to have said, “If you are silent about your pain, they will kill you and say you enjoyed it.” We will not be silent. For members of the American Anthropological Association to be silent at this time given our discipline’s historic complicity in establishing the current order, and when we have the means to make a difference, is criminal.
To this end
- We call on the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association to issue a formal statement that condemns the heinousness of these crimes and calls on our academic guild to more forcefully tackle the problems brought on by racism and racial profiling. We ask that the Executive Board make every effort to make this statement accessible to the general public through mainstream media outlets so the discipline’s stance and investment in these efforts can be widely known.
- We call on our colleagues to join the ABA in challenging the power positions from which we produce anthropology.
- We join with other anthropologists, and stand in solidarity with people from around the country, in calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to review the use of force by police and to make a commitment to working for the eradication of racism and racialized state violence.
ABA Statement on The Dominican Republic
The Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) condemns the recent ruling by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court on September 23, 2013 (Ruling 0168-13), which has created a volatile human rights crisis in the Dominican Republic. As other outraged organizations like Amnesty International, CARICOM (Caribbean Community), the Haitian Studies Association, the National Bar Association, and the governments of Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have observed, the court ruling does the following:
- It strips citizenship from the offspring of non-resident Haitians born in the Dominican Republic where nationality is conferred by place of birth;
- It denies Dominican children of Haitian descent the right to an identity and nationality;
- It overlooks the due process of law; and
- It disregards the binding character of decisions made by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in favor of Haitian-descended Dominicans.
As a result of the ruling, people of Haitian descent are being stripped of their rights and deported.
The ABA stands in solidarity with the people of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic and calls on the Dominican Parliament to pass a law countermanding the Constitutional Court’s ruling that renders people of Haitian descent stateless. We also call on the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, to sign said legislation into law.
In the spirit of the Haitian Revolution, where people of African descent fought for the right to live dignified lives, we call for an end to the current violence perpetrated against Haitian-descended Dominicans, an end to the deportation of people of Haitian descent, and a prompt resolution of this serious matter. Let us all stand together and act in the interests of humanity and human rights and allow people of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic to lead safe and dignified lives.
The ABA seeks to ensure that people studied by anthropologists are not only objects of study but active makers and/or participants in their own history. In a larger sense, we intend to highlight situations of exploitation, oppression and discrimination.
More on the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Court Ruling, and Haitians in the Dominican Republic (as of January 22, 2014):
- Myriam Chancy
- Apartheid in the Americas: Are you Dominican or Haitian?
- Dominicans Dispossessed: Fit for Exploitation, Not Citizenship.
- Kiran Jayaram
- State, Market, Xenophobia: Making Haitian Educational Migrants in the Dominican Republic
- Kimberly Simmons
- Reconstructing Racial Identity and the African Past in the Dominican Republic
- Jemima Pierre
- The Dominican Republic Hates Black People
- Dr. Jemima Pierre discusses Racial Hatred in the Dominican Republic on Black Agenda Radio
Focus on Haiti
It has been four years since a 7.0 earthquake devastated parts of Haiti. At present, this disaster claimed over 200,000 lives and has left over 150,000. Additionally, Haitians continue to suffer from a cholera outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives.
Haitian woman carrying supplies amid the destruction from the January 2010 Haiti earthquake. (U.S. Geological Survey/photo by Anthony Crone.)
In 2014, the Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) continues to focus on Haiti by standing in support and solidarity with Haiti, the first black republic in the world, by disseminating Haiti-related information and providing anthropological analysis of recent news from Haiti and issues affecting the Haitian diaspora.
To facilitate an informed dialogue about the past, present and future of Haiti, we ask that peers and colleagues continue to submit relevant Haiti-related information to the ABA focus on Haiti website to Bertin M. Louis, Jr. at: [email protected]. Please send:
- Articles and Essays by anthropologists about Haiti and Haitian Earthquake Recovery-related topics,
- Links of anthropologists in the media discussing Haiti and Haitian Earthquake Recovery-related topics,
- Websites about Haiti, Haitian Culture and History, and
- Annotated bibliographic information.
- Michel-Rolph Trouillot (1949-2012)
- American Anthropological Association: Remembering Michel-Rolph Trouillot
- Remembering Trouillot (Colin Dayan)
- Anthropology Report: Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Bibliography
- Cholera and Earthquake Relief (courtesy of potomitan.net)
- Partners in Health
- Digital Library of the Caribbean’s Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative
- Dwa Fanm
- Haiti Reborn
- Recent Books about Haiti and Haitians
- Mark Schuller. 2012. Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs
- Books about the Haiti Earthquake by Anthropologists
- Haiti After The Earthquake by Paul Farmer
- Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake. Edited by Mark Schuller and Pablo Morales
Anthropologists Discussing Haiti in the Media: Recent Commentary (as of January 24, 2014)
- Pooja Bhatia
- Help for Haiti (Douze Janvyè [January 12])
- Jacob Kushner
- Four years after the Haiti earthquake, what have billions in U.S. aid bought?
- Bertin M. Louis, Jr.
- #ShamelesslyHaitian on Haiti’s Independence Day (Also available in French here)
Anthropologists Discussing Post-Earthquake Haiti in the Media (Alphabetical Order)
- Greg Beckett
- Moving Beyond Disaster to Build a Durable Future in Haiti
- Is the United States Doing Enough for Haiti?
- Elizabeth Chin
- Anthropology Now Haiti Watch
- Why Adopting Haitian Children is a Terrible Idea
- Alex Dupuy
- Foreign Help Actually Hurting Haiti
- Paul Farmer
- How to Stop Cholera in Haiti
- Haitian Government Needs More Aid NECN.com
- PBS News Hour
- The New York Times
- Jeffrey Kahn
- Cut the Red Tape: Why Haitians Need Humanitarian Parole Now
- Helping Haiti Help Itself
- Relax the Caps for Haitian Visa Applicants
- Jim Yong Kim
- Dartmouth’s President, a Global Health Leader, Offers Perspectives on Helping Haiti Chronicle of Higher Education
- Jonna Knappenberger
- Cholera Cases and Questions in the North
- Violence in Cap Haitien update
- Milot’s Forgotten “Tent City”
- Bertin M. Louis, Jr.
- Studying Voodoo isn’t a Judgement USA Today article referencing essays.
- Haiti’s Pact with the Devil? Some Haitians Believe This Too
- The Hubert Smith Radio Show
- WATE-6 News (Knoxville, TN)
- Tennessee This Week (Knoxville, TN)
- The Hubert Smith Radio Show/Haiti: One Year After the Earthquake
- Elizabeth McAlister
- Voodoo’s View of the Quake in Haiti
- Devil’s Logic: Behind Pat Robertson’s Blame Game
- Haiti’s Musical Traditions, Past and Present
- Elizabeth McAlister on Hope and Tragedy
- Voodoo Brings Solace to Haitians
- Why Does Haiti Suffer So Much?
- Sidney Mintz
- Whitewashing Haiti’s History
- Jemima Pierre
- Bill Clinton Loves Haiti
- The Dominican Republic Hates Black People
- Don’t Blame Repbulicans for Obama’s Actions in Haiti
- How to Help Haiti
- Our Failure On Haiti
- The Politics of Rebuilding Haiti CounterSpin interview
- The Puppet, the Dictator, and the President: Haiti Today and Tomorrow
- Karen Richman
- Mass Graves May Have Lasting Spiritual Impact in Haiti
- Run From the Earthquake, Fall Into The Abyss: A Léogane Paradox
- Nina Glick Schiller and Georges Fouron
- Killing Me Softly: Violence, Globalization, and the Apparent State
- Bill Quigley and Amber Ramanauskas
- Where the Relief Money Did and Did Not Go: Haiti After the Quake
- Mark Schuller
- “Chaos and Cholera: Haiti’s Message to the Tea Party (and the Rest of Us)”
- Clearing the Rubble, Including the Old Plan for Haiti
- Did you Drink Soup? Strains on Solidarity in Haiti
- Falling Through the Cracks, Or Unstable Foundations?
- Fault Lines: Haiti’s Earthquake and Reconstruction, Through the Eyes of Many
- Haiti One Year Later
- Haiti’s Resurrection: Promoting Human Rights
- Haiti’s Second Goudougoudou: The Global Food Crisis
- Haiti’s Unnatural Disasters
- Interview with Mark Schuller on Democracy Now!
- Passing The Riot Test
- Rained Out? Opportunities in Haiti Washing Away
- Sowing Seeds of Hope or Seeds of Dependence?
- Starfish and Seawalls: Responding to Haiti’s Earthquake, Now and Long-Term Commondreams.org
- Tectonic Shifts? The upcoming donors conference for Haiti
- “Too Soon for the Carnival des Fleurs: Sweeping Haiti’s Poor Back under the Rug”
- Uncertain Ground
- Unstable Foundations: Human Rights of Haiti’s 1.5 Million IDPs
- What Wyclef Lays Bare for Monday’s Foreign Policy Debate
- Gina Athena Ulysse
- Amid Rubble And Ruin, Our Duty To Haiti Remains National Public Radio
- Defending Vodou in Haiti
- Goudougoudou: Earthquake Memories from Haiti
- Haiti’s Earthquake’s Name and Some Women’s Trauma
- Haiti’s Electionaval
- Haiti’s Fouled-up Elections
- Haiti’s Future: A Requiem for the Dying
- Haiti’s Future: Repeating Disasters
- Haiti’s Solidarity with Angels
- Haitian Feminist Yolette Jeanty Honored With Other Global Women’s Activists
- The Haiti Story You Won’t Read
- Haiti’s Vodou Religion Ulysse and Sibylle Fischer discuss how Vodou (please note spelling) has been demonized to become “voodoo”
- Haiti Will Never Be The Same Ulysse discusses Haiti’s past and why it must set a different course in the future
- The Legacy of Haitian FeministPaulette Poujol-Oriol
- New Narratives for Haiti MP3; an interview on Feminist Magazine on KPFK
- Rape a Part of Daily Life for Haitian Women in Relief Camps
- The Way We See Haiti Here on Earth
- Why Context Matters: Journalists and Haiti
- Why I am Marching for “Ayiti Cherie” (Beloved Haiti)
- Why Representations of Haiti Matter Now more than Ever
- Landon Yarrington
- More Updates from Cap Haitien
- Updates from Cap Haitien
- Violence in Cap Haitien
- A Day at the Beach
- Port-au-Prince or Port-au-President?
- Can Wyclef Tap Haiti’s Youth Movement?
- How Haiti Can Reclaim Sovereignty
- The Logic of Triage in Humanitarian Action
Haiti Facts and History
- Haiti Lives: Contributions of Haitian Anthropologist Antenor Firmin by Deneia Fairweather
- C.I.A. World Factbook – Haiti
- Bob Corbett’s Haitian History Page
- Haiti and the U.S.A.: Neighbors Linked by History and Community. The Trinity College Haiti Program.
Annotated Haiti Bibliography
- Farmer, Paul. 1994.The Uses of Haiti. Monroe: Common Courage Press.
- The Uses of Haiti uses the quest for human dignity of the majority of Haitian society (the Haitian poor) as a critical lens to analyze Haitian history. By reviewing the actions of nations such as France and the United States and particular actors in Haitian history such as Toussaint Louverture, the Haitian upper class, the Haitian military, François and Jean-Claude Duvalier, Farmer’s goal is to reveal the structural issues (structural adjustment programs, an indemnity the Boyer administration paid France in the 19th century so that France would not invade Haiti and the Duvalier kleptocracy) to provide answers as to why poverty and underdevelopment are persistent in Haiti. (Visit Amazon’s Paul Farmer page.)
- Glick Schiller, Nina and Georges Fouron. 2001. Georges Woke Up Laughing: Long-Distance Nationalism and the Search for Home. Durham: Duke University Press.
- Georges Woke Up Laughing is a superb ethnography which uses research in the United States and research in Haiti to demonstrate the continued ties between Haitians living in the United States and Haiti. Using the experiences and family history of Dr. Georges Fouron, a professor of education and Africana Studies at Stony Brook University who is of Haitian descent, the text takes readers from the United States to Haiti to analyze the current crisis in Haiti, gender, nationalism and the relationship between later generations of Haitian Americans and Haiti. (View more on Amazon.)
- Pamphile, Leon. 2001. Haitians and African Americans: A Heritage of Tragedy and Hope. Gainesville: University of Florida Press.
- Haitians and African Americansis an informative text which demonstrates the long historical relationship between Haitians and African Americans. This book deals with the shared heritage of slavery for both groups and how the paths of African Americans and Haitians have crossed repeatedly in their dual quest for freedom from human bondage and equality. For example, this book recognizes some of important contributions that Haitians made to American society by Haitians like the founding of Chicago by a Haitian named Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. In addition, the text notes the African American political support of Haiti and Haitians especially during the Haitian boat crisis of the late 20th century. (View more on Amazon.)
- Zéphir, Flore. 2004. The Haitian Americans. Westport: Greenwood Press.
- The Haitian Americans is an excellent resource about the Haitian presence in the United States. The author provides a detailed history of Haiti, a history of Haitians in the United States, statistics about Haitian migration to the United States, information about established and growing Haitian communities across the United States and short biographies about prominent Haitian Americans who contribute to the fabric of American society. (View more on Amazon.)