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The History of Haitian-American Relations

Patrick Bellgarde-Smith is a professor of Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Today, he will place Haiti’s current political situation in a historical context, explaining the history of American involvement in Haiti. Bellgarde-Smith grew up in Haiti, at the height of the Duvalier dictatorship. His grandfather was Dantes Bellegarde, one of Haiti’s leading social philosophers.


Other segments from the episode on July 12, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 12, 1994: Interview with Patrick Bellegarde-Smith; Interview with Susan Douglas; Review of the Rolling Stones' album "Voodoo Lounge."


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