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The Black Magic Island: The Artistic Journeys of Alexander King and Aaron Douglas from and to Haiti

The Black Magic Island: The Artistic Journeys of Alexander King and Aaron Douglas from and to Haiti

Chapter:
(p.133) 6 The Black Magic Island: The Artistic Journeys of Alexander King and Aaron Douglas from and to Haiti
Source:
Haiti and the Americas
Author(s):
Lindsay Twa
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037573.003.0007

This chapter places African American responses to Haiti within the larger U.S. context. It compares illustrations by Aaron Douglas and Alexander King to understand how black and white artists and audiences in the United States imagined Haiti—and especially Haitian Vodou.

Keywords:   African Americans, Haiti, illustrations, black artists, white artists, Vodou

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