W.E.B. Du Bois


April 1, 1920

The United States is at war with Haiti. Congress has never sanctioned this war. Josephus Daniels has illegally and unjustly occupied a free foreign land and murdered its inhabitants by the thousands. He has deposed its officials and dispersed its legally elected representatives; He is carrying on a reign of terror, brow-beating, and cruelty, at the hands of southern white naval officers and marines. For more than a year this red-handed deviltry has proceeded, and today the Island is in open rebellion. The greatest single question before the parties at the next election is the Freedom of Haiti.


For attribution, please cite this work as:
Du Bois, W.E.B. 1920. “Haiti.” The Crisis 19 (6): 297–98. https://www.dareyoufight.org/Volumes/19/06/haiti.html.