The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
Haitians in the Heartland explores the emergence of Haitian-American communities across the United States, outside of the country’s typical, mostly coastal enclaves. This installment of Haitians in the Midwest is the second in a series about such locales.
INDIANAPOLIS — Will Indianapolis surpass Miami to become the new Haitian-American mecca? Probably not anytime soon, but a recent increase of Haitian-Americans is certainly shaping Indiana’s capital.
The city of just under 900,000 is known for two annual events — the Indy 500 car race and the NCAA basketball playoffs — it hosts. To others, the increase in the Haitian-American population is of greater interest.
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J.O. Haselhoef is the author of “Give & Take: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti.” She co-founded “Yonn Ede Lot” (One Helping Another), a nonprofit that partnered with volunteer groups in La Montagne (“Lamontay”), Haiti from 2007-2013. She writes and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.