The Haitian American Dream Timeline


"History is the fruit of power, but power itself is never so transparent that its analysis becomes superfluous. The ultimate mark of power may be its invisibility; the ultimate challenge, the exposition of its roots." - Silencing the Past, Michel-Rolph Trouillot

The Haitian American Dream examines the events and the forgotten stories of Haitian immigrants in the United States. In so doing, it explains the reasons behind the different waves of Haitian migration, its ongoing impacts, and upheavals so that, as Michel-Rolph Trouillot states, the stories of “the actors who participate in the production of history or any of the sites where that production” transpired are told.


Timeline created by Alexandra Cenatus, Ivanna Moreno, and Margarita Vargas-Betancourt in collaboration with the UF Mellon Intersections Group on Global Blackness and Latinx Identity . Intersections is organized by the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere in partnership with the George A. Smathers Libraries with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.​