Haiti, known as the "jewel of the islands", was the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean, the first black-led republic in the world, and the second republic in the Americas when it gained independence in 1804 as part of a successful slave revolution lasting nearly a decade. Our Heroes Toussaint Louverture and Jean Jacques Dessaline.

Haiti, known as the "jewel of the islands", was the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean, the first black-led republic in the world, and the second republic in the Americas when it gained independence in 1804 as part of a successful slave revolution lasting nearly a decade. Our Heroes Toussaint Louverture and Jean Jacques Dessaline.

Haiti History 101: Haiti's Role in Ending Slavery and Aiding Independence in Countries of South America - Kreyolicious.com

Haiti History 101: Haiti's Role in Ending Slavery and Aiding Independence in Countries of South America - Kreyolicious.com

Haiti History 101: Haiti's Role in Saving Jewish Families During the Holocaust - Kreyolicious.com

Haiti History 101: Haiti's Role in Saving Jewish Families During the Holocaust - Kreyolicious.com

Haitian Revolution. First black republic, first independent nation in Latin America, and first nation to receive its independence with a successful slave revolt. #Ayiti

Haitian Revolution. First black republic, first independent nation in Latin America, and first nation to receive its independence with a successful slave revolt. #Ayiti

Haiti History 101: Haiti's Role in Ending Slavery and Aiding Independence in Countries of South America | Kreyolicious.com

Haiti History 101: Haiti's Role in Ending Slavery and Aiding Independence in Countries of South America | Kreyolicious.com

Haiti History 101: Haitians' Hand in Helping U.S. Independence or The Battle of Savannah - Kreyolicious.com

Haiti History 101: Haitians' Hand in Helping U.S. Independence or The Battle of Savannah - Kreyolicious.com

Eberle Guilbaud was recruited from Haiti and graduated from pilot training at  Tuskegee in April 1944,

Eberle Guilbaud was recruited from Haiti and graduated from pilot training at Tuskegee in April 1944,

haiti history 1940s museum quai branly A Haitian extended family gathers for a group photo. Visiting anthropologists like Mercer Cook and Haiti’s very own Jean Price Mars noted that in the countryside, Haitian families kept the living traditions of their ancestors in Africa, including the “lakou” system, in which various families lived in one unit. Even today, when some of our parents say ‘fanmi’, they don’t just mean mom, dad, kids, they mean practically the whole family tree!

haiti history 1940s museum quai branly A Haitian extended family gathers for a group photo. Visiting anthropologists like Mercer Cook and Haiti’s very own Jean Price Mars noted that in the countryside, Haitian families kept the living traditions of their ancestors in Africa, including the “lakou” system, in which various families lived in one unit. Even today, when some of our parents say ‘fanmi’, they don’t just mean mom, dad, kids, they mean practically the whole family tree!

Culture of Haiti - history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family

Culture of Haiti - history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family

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