A New TED-Ed animation Focuses on UVA Professor's Work on the History of Haiti

October 7, 2019

Professor Marlene Daut has published an animated TED-Ed animation on The First and Last King of Haiti. The animation discusses how Henry Christophe, born a slave in Grenada, rose to become a king.

Professor Daut teachers African American Studies and American Studies, and is the Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. She is also the director of La Gazette Royale d'Hayti Project, which was the focus of an Associate Fellowship with IATH.

TED-Ed is a platform for educational animated videos created in partnership with scholars and teachers. Each video includes contextual and historical information, as well as guided discussions, help in creating associated curriculum, and information about external resources.