Story posted April 09, 2010
Deborah Jenson '83 was in the headlines in January 2010, following the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
A professor of Romance studies at Duke University, Jenson had developed a crash course in Creole language and culture for people heading to Haiti to aid in relief efforts.
Now, one of her students has discovered the first known, government-issued version of Haiti's Declaration of Independence.
The eight-page pamphlet is a find for scholars, giving them new insight into a period with few primary sources.
Jenson, who oversaw the student's research, is mentioned in the New York Times article, just one of many covering the discovery.