Today in History: Haiti

Lecture on Haiti

Today in History–January 2–the Library of Congress features Haiti. On this date in 1893 Frederick Douglass, who once served as U.S. minister to this Caribbean country, delivered an address at the dedication of the Haitian Pavilion at the World’s Columbian Exposition. Learn more Douglass’ speech and the country by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary and secondary sources.

Lecture on Haiti, Frederick Douglass, January 2, 1893

Frederick Douglass papers related to Haiti

Haiti images

Haiti maps

Films & webcasts related to Haiti

Books & other texts related to Haiti

Haiti historical U.S. newspaper coverage

Haitian literary recordings

Foreign Affairs oral history transcripts related to Haiti

Haiti: U.S. veteran’s stories

Contemporary U.S. legislation related to Haiti

Haiti: Guide to Law online

Freedom in the Black Diaspora: A Resource Guide for Ayiti Reimagined

Haitian Revolution primary & secondary sources

Haiti: The Liberation Connection Library of Congress Blog

Haiti country study (history, culture, industry, and more)

Haiti country profile BBC

Haiti timeline BBC

Haiti primary source set from the World Digital Library

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