Where to start: Haiti - an overview of history and culture from the Cultural Orientation Resource Center.
Area Haitian Community Organizations: a list from the Haitian Consulate of New York City, including contact information about HASCO: Haitian Community Center, Inc., located at 25 S. Main Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977. Phone: 845-352-5897
Haitian Students Club at Rockland Community College
Stay current! The Haitian Times is available online, free. The newspaper is updated once a week.
Explore a taste of some of Haiti's music from National Geographic's World Music site.
Haitian-Americans United (HAU) : The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) is a non-profit organization founded in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to improve the quality of life for Haitians and Haitian-Americans through education, Community Empowerment and cultural development, using an approach where participation and unity are strongly favored.
Haitian Heritage Awareness Network (H2AN) : The Haitian Heritage Awareness Network (H2AN) is a non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting the preservation and renovation of Haitian historical sites, monuments, and landmarks.
Haitian Heritage Month : Just one of many sites devoted to information about Haitian Heritage Month.
Haitian Heritage Museum : The only museum of its kind in the world.
Haitian Proverbs: An integral part of the Creole (Kreyol) Language : just for fun.
Haitian Treasures : Promoting environmental and cultural awareness. Promouvoir la Protection de l'Environnement et de la Culture Haitienne.
Politics and Government of Haiti : An overview source of history and political issues. Country Studies, US Library of Congress.
Resources for Teachers : a collection of resources and classroom activities in celebration and recognition of Haitian Heritage/Culture Month. A brief overview of facts and figures is available from World Facts.
A Short History of Haitian Art
Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou : A companion guide to the American Museum of Natural History exhibit.
A small sampling of books available in English. For help finding books available in Creole (Kreyol), please see a librarian at the second floor reference desk.
Of local interest: Haiti on the Hudson: the formation of the Haitian community of Rockland County by Morton Marks with photos. by Martha Cooper and a Creole translation by Hughes St. Fort. Historical Society of Rockland County, 1993. ROCK REF 973.04 MAR. Circulating copies also available.
American Odyssey: Haitians in New York City by Michel S. Laguerre. Cornell University Press, 1984. 305.89697294 LAG.
To Seek a Better World: the Haitian minority in America by Brent Ashabranner. Cobblehill/Dutton, 1997. 973.0496 ASH.
The Butterfly's Way: voices from the Haitian Dyaspora [sic] in the United States. Edited by Edwidge Danticat. Soho Press, 2001. 810.997 BUT
The Magic Orange Tree, and other Haitian Folktales. Collected and told by Diane Wolkstein; drawings by Elsa Henriquez. Schocken Books, 1980. J 398.2 Mag
The Haiti Files: decoding the crisis. Edited by James Ridgeway. Essential Books, 1994. 972.94 HAI
Open Gate: an anthology of Haitian Creole poetry. Edited by Paul Laraque and Jack Hirschman. Curbstone Press, 2001. CREOLE 841.914 OPEN
Égalité for all.DVD;Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution. Margaret Koval, Patricia Asté, W.Noland Walker, ... 2009.
The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave revolution in history; it created the world's first Black republic. At the…
L'enfant prodigue. DVD. Leonard Bonel, Next Video Productions, Sony Cinema Pictures, ... 2007.
Title from container. ;Haitian French Creole, with English subtitles.
Ghosts of Cite Soleil. DVD. Asger Leth, Wyclef Jean. 2007
Enter the lives of notorious gang leaders who dominate the Haitian slum of Cité Soleil. The reality of life today in Haiti unfolds before us…
Matlot. DVD. In French and Haitian-Creole. 2006.
Dolores.DVD. Hérold Israel, Kulturmax Movie Factory. 2006.
Le secret dévoilé. DVD. François Turnier, Bel Garçon Film Productions, Inc Tele Diaspora. 2006.
The Agronomist. DVD. Jonathan Demme. 2005.
Interviews and footage of Jean Dominique, Haitian political activist, who was assissinated in April 2000.
Languichatte Mon cousin Damerique. DVD. Theodore Beaubrun. In French. 2005.
Jesifra. DVD. porquois pas L'union des noirs et des malatres avant la fin. 2005.
Skah shah #1. DVD. Live in Paris. 2005
Le destin de Caroline. DVD. Telediaspora. 2005.
Nul n'est ne, ni pauvre, ni riche, ni domestique ou autres; tout simplement, on le devient, dependamment de ce que l'on veut faire de vous…
Aristide and the endless revolution. DVD. Nicolas Rossier, Roopa Choudhury, Cameron Clendaniel, ... 2005.
"Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the former president of Haiti, was twice removed from office with the complicity of the international community. An…
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Rasin Kreyol byEmeline Michel, 2004
Prepare by Frisner Augustin, Troupe Makandal
Vodou music of Haiti. ;The vocal selections sung in Haitian French Creole. ;Program notes in English laid in container. 2004.
Haiti by Andy Kershaw
Compilation from previously released albums. ;Compiled by Andy Kershaw. ;Subtitle on booklet: Compas: African heartbeat of the Caribbean. 2002.
The best of Coupe Cloue, volume II by Coupe Cloue. 2001
Bossa combo by Bossa Combo (Musical group). 2001
Eternally for life & infinity by Coupe Cloue. 2000
Fem'm konfyans by Reynold Duverglas. 1999
Benita by Orchestre Septentrional. 1999
Veye priye by Tropicana. 1998
Coupe Cloue, best of by Coupe Cloue, 1998.
Angels in the mirror
Vodou Music of Haiti by Jeffrey Charno, Mark Waldrep. 1997.
La boule de feu internationale
by Orchestre Septentrional. 1996.
by Tabou Combo (Musical group). 1995.
The drums of Vodou ;rhythms of spiritpossession plus Vodou-jazz by Frisner Augustin. 1994.
Simplement Joe by Joe Jack.