ShowReparations in Action!
Broadcast TitlePenny Hess leads a study on "The Black Jacobins" (Haitian Revolution)
Broadcast Date2010-04-04
Record Date2010-04-04
SummaryPenny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People's Solidarity Committee and author of "Overturning the Culture of Violence," will lead a study of "The Black Jacobins," a powerful book on the revolution in Haiti that helps give context to the situation today. Hess will deepen our understandings of the conditions faced by African people in Haiti during the period of slavery, the social forces at play in the Caribbean and Europe and the heroic African resistance that resulted in the first successful African-led workers' revolution in the western hemisphere. Listeners are encouraged to read the book ahead of the study, but that is not required. Penny will give an overview of the book, read from some selected passages and then open it up for discussion.