In 1825, Haiti Gained Independence From France For $21 Billion — It’s Time For France To Pay It Back
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In 1825, Haiti Gained Independence From France For $21 Billion — It’s Time For France To Pay It Back

The devastation wreaked on Haiti by Hurricane Matthew last fall was just the latest in a seemingly endless string of misfortunes that have befallen that country, which in…

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How Haiti helps us think differently about history
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How Haiti helps us think differently about history

MIT historian Malick Ghachem gets readers and students to look anew at the Atlantic world. Back in the 18th century, Haiti was the most lucrative sugar-growing territory in…

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Haiti & New Orleans: Is The Feeling Mutual?
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Haiti & New Orleans: Is The Feeling Mutual?

WWNO’s original history podcast TriPod: New Orleans at 300 launches its third season with this special on the relationship between New Orleans and Haiti. Listen to the hour…

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80 years after the massacre that changed the Dominican-Haitian border, an effort to heal
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80 years after the massacre that changed the Dominican-Haitian border, an effort to heal

Love, art and respect are the three words that Cynthia Carrion, 36, believes encompass the goal of the collective Border of Lights, a group that is looking reconcile relationships…

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Haitian National Holiday: October 17th -Death of Jean-Jacques Dessaline
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Haitian National Holiday: October 17th -Death of Jean-Jacques Dessaline

“We have dared to be free. Let us dare to be so by ourselves and for ourselves.” — Jean-Jacques Dessalines The death of Jean-Jacques Dessaline is a public…

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Haiti Helped Create Largest Revolt of Enslaved Africans in U.S. History. The “Independence Debt” with France and the Louisiana Purchase
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Haiti Helped Create Largest Revolt of Enslaved Africans in U.S. History. The “Independence Debt” with France and the Louisiana Purchase

The Triumphant Haiti Revolution help double the size of the U.S. Yet, the U.S.-EU nations continue to demean, malign and pillage Haiti. So, sorting fiction from reality, which…

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Biography of Haitian Revolution Leader Toussaint Louverture
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Biography of Haitian Revolution Leader Toussaint Louverture

Toussaint Louverture led what is known as the only triumphant mass slave revolt in history. Thanks largely to his efforts, Haiti won its independence in 1804. But the…

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MAY 18 | HAITIAN FLAG DAY
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MAY 18 | HAITIAN FLAG DAY

One of the primary symbols of Haitian freedom is the Haitian flag created in Arcahaie, a town located outside of Port-Au-Prince) on May 18, 1803. Since then, May…

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“Jeu de Bâton” A Fighting Art of the National Army
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“Jeu de Bâton” A Fighting Art of the National Army

Monday in Lagrange (Artibonite Department), as part of the Day of Agriculture and Labor, the National Bureau of Ethnology (BNE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and…

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Haiti should relinquish its sovereignty
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Haiti should relinquish its sovereignty

        I moved back to my native Quebec from Port-au-Prince not long before Haiti adopted its constitution 30 years ago. Since then, Haitians have failed to…

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