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by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey
Lawyer, artist and activist Ezili Danto gives the Block Report audience a history lesson on the first republic to free itself militarily from slavery, under the direction of the first Pan African head of state, Dessalines. We are talking about none other than Haiti.
She also gives us a little bit of the history of the Dominican Republic and its relationship with Haiti as well as the role that the mulattoes have played in Haitian history. For more info on the Block Report, check out BlockReportRadio.com.
The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey is associate editor of the Bay View, author of “Block Reportin’” and “Unfinished Business: Block Reportin’ 2” and filmmaker of “Operation Small Axe” and “Block Reportin’ 101,” available, along with many more interviews, at www.blockreportradio.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.