Story+ Project

Remapping the Caribbean: Archives of Haitian & Cuban Migration, Detention & Legal Activism

(2018)

Story+ | Remapping the Caribbean: Archives of Haitian & Cuban Migration, Detention & Legal Activism

Story+ | Remapping the Caribbean: Archives of Haitian & Cuban Migration, Detention & Legal Activism

Story+ | Remapping the Caribbean: Archives of Haitian & Cuban Migration, Detention & Legal Activism

Story+ | Remapping the Caribbean: Archives of Haitian & Cuban Migration, Detention & Legal Activism

Story+ | Remapping the Caribbean: Archives of Haitian & Cuban Migration, Detention & Legal Activism

Story+ | Remapping the Caribbean: Archives of Haitian & Cuban Migration, Detention & Legal Activism

Story+ | Remapping the Caribbean: Archives of Haitian & Cuban Migration, Detention & Legal Activism

Story+ | Remapping the Caribbean: Archives of Haitian & Cuban Migration, Detention & Legal Activism

For this Story+ program students used a series of new collections at Duke University Rubenstein Library, including the Americans for Immigrant Justice, the Caribbean Sea Migration Collection, and the National Coalition for Haitian Rights (NCHR) Collections, to research Caribbean migration to the United States. Students discovered detailed first-person accounts of sea journeys, and documented and explored histories of human rights activism carried out by various organizations, notably the NCHR, on behalf of immigrants. The work produced by students and showcased through the web project, has the potential to deepen and inform contemporary debates around immigration.         

Project Sponsor(s): 

Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies and History and Director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics, Duke University 

Graduate Mentor(s): 

Ayanna Legros, PhD Candidate History

Undergraduates: 

Aasha Henderson, Sanha Lim, Alyssa Perez

Outcome: 

story+ presentation
The team shared their research findings at the Story+ Summer 2018 Research Symposium.

U.S. Coast Guard photograph of Haitians at sea, 1981 Caribbean Sea Migration Collection Rubenstein Special Collections Library, Duke University.

Topic(s)

  • Translation
  • Migration
  • Archives
  • Human Rights
  • History

Skills required

  • Collaborative Work
  • Language Skills (Haitian Creole, French, Spanish)
  • Working with Primary Sources & Archival Research