Ugly History: The 1937 Haitian Massacre

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What does parsley have to do with the 1937 Haitian Massacre? Introduce viewers to the tragic events surrounding Rafael Trujillo's ordered slaughter of Haitians living along the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The video also details how a shibboleth was used to identify Haitian residents.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research the Haitian slave rebellions of 1791 and 1804, as well as other examples of the use of a shibboleth to identify a particular group of people, and of ethnic cleansing
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should have an understanding of the history of the island of Hispaniola, as well as the Dominican Republic and Haiti
Pros

  • Includes multiple resources for those who wish to investigate the events in greater depth
Cons

  • None