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Current hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. New COVID 19 safety policies and procedures are in place to assure the safety of all visitors.
- The Haitian American Museum of Chicago, or HAMOC, exists to promote Haitian art, culture and history in metropolitan Chicago and surrounding communities, nationally and internationally through advocacy, education and supportive services.
Liberty or Death:The Largest Slave Rebellion in U.S. History (Zoom Lecture)
This lecture was organized by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC). Our mission is to promote Haitian art, culture and history in metropolitan Chicago and surrounding communities, nationally and internationally through advocacy, education and supportive services.
On August 22nd, 2020, historian Dr. Cranston Sedrick Knight lectured on the seldom addressed 1811 slave revolt in Louisiana. The crucial uprising, led by Haitians and newly arrived people from Ghana and Angola, among others, was the largest insurrection in U.S. history by a slave population. Following the lecture was a Q&A session, moderated by HAMOC Educator Ben Henderson. Dr. Cranston Sedrick Knight is an adjunct professor of history at St. Augustine College Chicago. He is a member of The Carnegie Council on Ethics and Int’l Affairs, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the Foreign Policy Association of Illinois.