Égalité For All

Égalité For All

In the initial weeks after the earthquake of January, 2010, journalists offered some historical context in their accounts of Haiti’s present situation.  Haiti’s place in the Western Hemisphere has not always been “the poorest country” as is so often repeated. Haiti, once known as Saint Domingue, was the site of a successful slave uprising that would shape the maps of several countries.  The Haitian Revolution should be taught alongside the American struggle for independence and the French Revolution, but is often neglected.  In an effort to highlight this important history we would like to point out Égalité For All:  Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution.

 

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