Dr. Courtney Joseph Oral History Project

The following oral histories are part of a generous donation from Dr. Courtney Joseph, a Haitian American historian, who collected oral histories as part of her extensive research on Chicago's Haitian Community. This collection covers a wide range of topics, such as race, religion, and subjects that pertain to Haitian identity and diaspora. This collection has helped propel HAMOC to start work on a larger program that would help highlight the role of the Haitian diaspora in the United States and World.

Please note that the oral histories included in this exhibit include both an audio file as well as a transcription. We are hard at work, in collaboration with Dr. Courtney Joseph, finishing the transcriptions of the remaining interviews and will be uploading them to this exhibit as they are completed. For a complete list of interviews, please see the Dr. Courtney Joseph Oral History Collection page in the Collections section of our website.