University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Virginia Ramirez Zabala

The Samana Americans

Some Forgotten Philadelphians

By: John M. Weeks and Virginia Ramirez Zabala

Although we have been here so long, we have preserved our feelings as Americans. We try to keep our people together here as Americans. —Rev. Jacob James, 1871 With the end of the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) the Haitian government made it known that it would welcome all people of African descent willing to come to […]