ASPIRA has now a satellite museum of the Haitian Heritage Museum

Haitian Heritage Museum partners with ASPIRA: Satellite Museum

 

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Miami, FL. – On  September 24 , Haitian Heritage Museum partnered with ASPIRA of Florida to open a satellite museum of the Haitian Heritage Museum at the North Miami campus.

The opening was compromised of a ribbon cutting ceremony and the exhibition “Innovators of Freedom,” featuring the works of Haitian-American artist, Edouard Duval-Carrié.

This exposition is the first exhibit of many.It will focus on the history of Haiti, accentuating the struggles for liberation that became the stepping-stone toward the country’s freedom, and includes two of Duval-Carrié’s most celebrated works of art. The entire collection will communicate the significance of collaboration and leadership at the forefront of social change. Students can revisit stories of Haiti’s leaders from various eras to consider solutions to unending societal issues, and take these lessons to affect a current social transformation.

This multi-faceted educational platform offers resources for the local community through lessons for teachers, students, families, and the community at large; thus, promoting interest in world cultures, museums, and informal learning.

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The Haitian Heritage Museum (HHM) is a not for profit organization that is committed to highlighting and preserving Haiti’s rich culture and heritage globally. Our goal is to provide a cultural Mecca for Little Haiti where individuals outside of our community and within our community boundaries can come to enjoy beautiful Haitian art, historic artifacts, ethnic sounds of Haitian music, view Haitian films and enjoy a collection of Haitian literary works. Additional information can be found at:http://haitianheritagemuseum.org/

ASPIRA of Florida, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to foster the social advancement of underprivileged youth by empowering them in the pursuit of educational excellence through leadership development programs that emphasize commitment to the community. Additional information can be found at our website:www.aspirafl.org

For more information regarding the partnership and the event, please contact: Lauren Ventura  hhmlauren@comcast.net 305 371-5988.

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10 Forgotten Historic Facts about Haiti

1. Haiti was the first independent nation in Latin America, and the first post-colonial independent black-led nation in the world, and the only nation whose independence was gained as part of a successful slave rebellion.

Haiti Black Nation

2. The recorded history of Haiti began on 5 December 1492 when the European navigator Christopher Columbus happened upon a large island in the region of the western Atlantic Ocean that later came to be known as the Caribbean.

Columbus Haiti

3.  When Christopher Columbus discovered the island , He initially thought he had landed in India or Asia .

Columbus Voyage

4.  The first president of Haiti was Jean Jacques Dessalines ( 1758 -1806).

JJ Dessalines

Dessalines was the the leader of the Haitian Revolution and later ruled the country when it became independent . He renamed the island Haiti and also crowned himself Emperor Jacques I of Haiti.

 

 

5. Wondering if there was ever a woman in the office, the answer is yes !

Haiti Woman President

Ertha Pascal Trouillot was he first woman president of Haiti was . From 1990 to 1991, she was the provisional President of Haiti for 11 month . She was the First woman in Haitian history to hold  that office.

 

 

6. Initially named Hispaniola Haiti pronounced “Ayiti” means land of high mountains . The name was given by the native habitants of the island.

land of high mountains

7.  Haiti’s capital, Port-Au-Prince,  was founded in 1749 and was named for the Prince, a French ship anchored in the bay.

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8. In 1862, The United States recognizes Haiti as a republic when President Abraham Lincoln was in office .

Lincoln

9. In 1880 , The National Bank of Haiti was founded by President Salomon.

Haiti National Bank

10.  Haitian Creole is recognized as a Haiti’s official language in 1961.

Kreyol

Sources

88 Little Known Facts About Haiti. (2010). Retrieved from http://facts.randomhistory.com/haiti-facts.html

Ertha Pascal-Trouillot. (2012). Haiti Observer. Retrieved from http://www.haitiobserver.com/blog/ertha-pascal-trouillot.html

Facts about Haiti. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.mohhaiti.org/about_haiti#.VgMVRI9Viko

Haiti Fast Facts. (2015). CNN. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/17/world/americas/haiti-fast-facts/

Haitian Creole. (2014). Retrieved from http://aboutworldlanguages.com/haitian-creole

The National City Bank of New York & Haiti. (2013). The Public Archive. Retrieved from http://thepublicarchive.com/?p=3825

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Haitian Heritage Museum collaborates with ASPIRA to bring satellite Museum

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Haitian Heritage Museum collaborates with ASPIRA  to bring satellite Museum Exhibit will feature Haitian revolutionary leaders and art replications from artist Edouard Duval-Carrié

North Miami, FL. September 24, 2015 – ASPIRA of Florida will open the satellite Museum of the Haitian Heritage Museum at its North Miami campus, the exhibition Haitian Heritage Museum will feature Haitian-American artist, Edouard Duval-Carrié. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at ASPIRA R.A.M., located at 13300 Memorial Hwy, North Miami, FL.

Together, ASPIRA, the Haitian Heritage Museum, and Duval-Carrié will highlight works of art portraying Haitian revolutionary leaders to enhance and inspire life-long learning within the community at large. Through this initiative, ASPIRA aims to familiarize students with the necessary skills to analyze art: critical thinking, close observation, context clues, and learning how to “unpack the past.”

“ASPIRA of Florida, Inc. is elated about the potential of this partnership, which was developed in close collaboration with the Haitian Heritage Museum so that our students can be successful academically and beyond,” noted George Cabrera, President and CEO of ASPIRA of Florida, Inc. “We welcome the collaborative efforts of the Haitian Heritage Museum, a leader of Miami’s rich museum community, and look forward to engaging our children with this school museum that opens them up to a wide world of culture and of possibilities.”

Innovators of Freedom,” the first exhibit of many, will focus on the history of Haiti, accentuating the struggles for liberation that became the stepping-stone toward the country’s freedom, and includes two of Duval-Carrié’s most celebrated works of art. The entire collection will communicate the significance of collaboration and leadership at the forefront of social change. Students can revisit stories of Haiti’s leaders from various eras to consider solutions to unending societal issues, and take these lessons to affect a current social transformation.

This multi-faceted educational platform offers resources for the local community through lessons for teachers, students, families, and the community at large; thus, promoting interest in world cultures, museums, and informal learning.

# # #

The Haitian Heritage Museum (HHM) is a not for profit organization that is committed to highlighting and preserving Haiti’s rich culture and heritage globally. Our goal is to provide a cultural Mecca for Little Haiti where individuals outside of our community and within our community boundaries can come to enjoy beautiful Haitian art, historic artifacts, ethnic sounds of Haitian music, view Haitian films and enjoy a collection of Haitian literary works. Additional information can be found at: http://haitianheritagemuseum.org/

ASPIRA of Florida, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to foster the social advancement of underprivileged youth by empowering them in the pursuit of educational excellence through leadership development programs that emphasize commitment to the community. Additional information can be found at our website: www.aspirafl.org

For more information regarding the partnership and the event, please contact: Lauren Ventura  hhmlauren@comcast.net 305 371-5988.