Price-Mars, Jean (1875-1969)

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Price-Mars, Jean (1875-1969)

Haitian educator and diplomat who also studied parapsychology. He was born on October 15, 1875, at Grande-Rivière du Nord, Haiti. Price-Mars was a professor and rector at the University of Haiti and a member of the Haitian Senate. Beginning in 1900 he served in the Haitian diplomatic service in Germany, the United States, France, the Dominican Republic, and the United Nations and served as Haiti's Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was the founder of the Institute of Ethnology, Haiti, and president of the African Society of Culture. He published various books on the folklore, history, culture and ethnology of Haiti and took a special interest in parapsychology in relation to voudou.

He died March 2, 1969.


Price-Mars, Jean. "Africa in the Americas." Tomorrow (Autumn 1954).