Raphael Dalleo presented from his research, discussing how U.S.-based writers during the 1920s like Eric Walrond and Claude McKay found themselves translating their Caribbean identities through images of voodoo circulated by the occupation of Haiti.
I visited their class on the day that they were discussing the U.S. occupation of Haiti. I presented from my current research, focusing especially on C.L.R. James’s play Toussaint Louverture and history The Black Jacobins in relation to the occupation.
As a faculty fellow for Peace, Justice and Human Rights at Florida Atlantic University, Raphael Dalleo presented on his research placing the rise of modern Caribbean politics and literature from the 1920s and 1930s into the context of the U.S. occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934.