Anthony Bogues, the Harmon Family Professor of Africana Studies, is currently serving as Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Stanford University's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). He’s working on a project tentatively titled “Singing Songs of Freedom: A Study of Freedom in African and African Dispora Political Thought and Intellectual History,” which uses cultural art as a lens to take a comparative look at freedom within the histories of three countries: the United States, South Africa, and Haiti. Bogues says the project was inspired by a 19th-century Haitian painting that imaginatively depicted why the revolutionaries chose to change the name of their country from Saint-Domingue to Haiti (its Taino indigenous name) through an image of a Haitian indigenous person and a black African slave exchanging clothes.

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