Haiti Will Survive

All Around This World -- The Caribbean featuring Haiti

This week in our online class we visited proud and resilient Haiti, a small country in the Caribbean with a rebellious streak and a terribly troubled past. This small former Spanish and then French colony, which shares an island called Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, has a challenging history full of colonial manipulation, inspiring independence following an unprecedented slave rebellion (1791-1804), devastating environmental catastrophes, deep political failure, and, through it all, the ability of a resilient people to survive.