Preoccupied with Haiti

@article{Thompson2007PreoccupiedWH,
  title={Preoccupied with Haiti},
  author={Krista A. Thompson},
  journal={American Art},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={74 - 97}
}
Haiti was on mind and in the imagination of many African American artists throughout the 1920s and 1930s, a period that coincided with the U.S. occupation of the island. At this time many African American artists working in the United States represented the first black Republic through symbols of the Haitian revolution and its leaders. Their work was central in forging diasporic links between African American and Haitian contemporaries and inspiring black populations throughout the diaspora to… 
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