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Strictly Facts is a podcast and educational platform that aims to educate and celebrate Caribbean history through our art and music.

Strictly Facts: A Guide to Caribbean History and Culture Alexandria Miller

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Strictly Facts is a podcast and educational platform that aims to educate and celebrate Caribbean history through our art and music.

    The Caribbean Influence on Fashion with Alcot Laing of Rice & Tees

    The Caribbean Influence on Fashion with Alcot Laing of Rice & Tees

    The Caribbean has influenced fashion and style all over the world, especially in global music culture. In this episode, Alcot Laing joins us for a brief discussion on some of the keen ways that Caribbean people have contributed to, challenged, and shaped fashion culture and our hopes for greater recognition of Caribbean style and pattern!

    Alcot Laing is the creative genius behind the Caribbean fashion apparel line Rice & Tees. Through clever wordplay and ingenuity, the brand fuses Caribbean culture, fashion, and art in an unprecedented way. Alcot is a FAMU graduate originally from Spanish Town, Jamaica, raised in both the US and Canada. As the owner of several highly successful businesses, Alcot aims to leave a cultural footprint and legacy for those to come. Follow Rice & Tees on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok and be sure to read our Instagram post to enter our co-sponsored holiday giveaway!

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    A Brief History of Haiti's Battle of Vertières, a Triumph for Human Dignity

    A Brief History of Haiti's Battle of Vertières, a Triumph for Human Dignity

    On November 18, 1803, Haiti, or what was then Saint-Domingue, successfully defeated the French in the Battle of Vertières, the final conflict in the Haitian Revolution that led to Haiti's proclamation as the first independent Black nation months later. In this episode, I discuss this momentous victory on its anniversary over 200 years laters ahead of  Battle of Vertières and Armed Forces Day. 

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    The 1948 Castries Fire: A Brief History on Disaster and Rebuilding in Colonial St. Lucia with Milt Moise

    The 1948 Castries Fire: A Brief History on Disaster and Rebuilding in Colonial St. Lucia with Milt Moise

    One of the most defining events of the last century in St. Lucia is the Great Fire of Castries Fire, which destroyed most of the island's capital on June 19, 1948.  In this episode, Milt Moise joins us to discuss the events of the fire, its impact in rebuilding St. Lucia's infrastructure, and its social and creative legacies as a the subject of one of the nation's most revered poems.

    Milt Moise is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Florida. His current project examines the uses of absence in contemporary American bipolar fiction. His research interests include consciousness in literature, film and television, prestige TV aesthetics, self-referentiality, Caribbean and Postcolonial literature, and trauma narratives. He is the co-founder of the Television Reading Group at the University of Florida. Follow Milt on Twitter and Letterboxd.

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    Independence and Liberation in 19th Century Cuba Part II with Marley Pulido

    Independence and Liberation in 19th Century Cuba Part II with Marley Pulido

    Closing out Hispanic Heritage Month, Marley Pulido joins us for this second of a two-part conversation on Cuban independence. Together, we highlight the importance of Afro-Cubans to the island's early movements for liberation and discuss the consequences of their erasure in the subsequent storytelling late-19th and early 20th century Cuba.
     
    Marley Pulido is a Cuban-born community builder, historian and archivist. Marley runs Historia Negra de Cuba, a multilingual digital archive and multimedia creative hub preserving the Black Cuban historical memory of the island and the diaspora. Follow Historia Negra de Cuba on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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    Independence and Liberation in 19th Century Cuba Part I

    Independence and Liberation in 19th Century Cuba Part I

    Rarely do nationalist movements arise over night. This is also true for Cuba as we discuss in this first of a two-part series on Cuba's independence movement. Join us in commemorating 154 years since Cuba's Declaration of Independence this week by listening and sharing this episode.

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    A Brief History of the Irish in Montserrat with Ursula Petula Barzey

    A Brief History of the Irish in Montserrat with Ursula Petula Barzey

    Did you know that, outside of Ireland, the only other nation to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as a national holiday is the Caribbean island of Montserrat? Montserrat's celebration of its Irish connections go beyond a long history of Irish migration and colonialism to also honor its history of Black freedom and attempted emancipation. Ursula Petula Barzey joins this episode to discuss this history and prompts us to consider racial myths and identity in contemporary times. 

    Ursula Petula Barzey is the Founder & Digital Content Creator of Caribbean & Co. Established in 2014 the aim is to promote Caribbean travel, culture and its expanding luxury lifestyle to potential visitors from across the globe. A native of Montserrat who resides in London, United Kingdom, she travels to the Caribbean often to feature the best cultural and foodie experiences, places to stay and live/work opportunities.  Thrown in the mix is Caribbean history and heritage.  Ursula's mission is to showcase that there is more to the Caribbean than sun, sea and sand.  It is this distinction that has earned Caribbean & Co. has won five Travel Media Awards in recent years. Follow Ursula and Caribbean & Co. on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

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A well researched podcast on an often overlooked region

Entertaining and informative but still light hearted. Always look forward to new episodes

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