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Franklin Research Center - Teaching with Primary Sources

This guide contains modules for remote learning with primary sources held in the Rubenstein Library with collections from the John Hope Franklin Research Center

Duke Graduate Student Discovers Haitian Declaration of Independence (2010)

In 2010, Julia Garfield, then a graduate student at Duke, discovered a copy of the Haitian Declaration of Independence while researching in the British National Archives in London. Click here to read about the discovery and it's importance.

Unveiling: A Roundtable Discussion on Haitian Declaration of Independence

On January 21st the John Hope Franklin Center hosted a celebration of the Haitian Declaration of Independence. Duke Professors Laurent Dubois and Deborah Jenson along with Assistant Professor Julia Gaffield, and Professor Richard Rabinowitz partook in a roundtable discussion on the declaration's history and creation.

The Slave Revolution that Gave Birth to Haiti (Comic Book)

Duke's Forum for Scholar and Publics published a comic book entitled, The Revolution that Gave Birth to Haiti (2018). The comic is translated in English, French, and Kreyol