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Jean-Jacques Dessalines (c. 1758-1806)

The following is an entry on Dessalines that I wrote for the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. I hope it’s helpful for anyone teaching the Revolution–comments, corrections, and additional information are most welcome! 2,480 more words


Five Years Later, Haiti still struggles with old demons | The Miami Herald

The freedom bell stands in the pantheon just outside the grounds of a razed presidential palace, quietly serving as a symbol of the fight for social justice in an unequal and divided society.More than two centuries after it was sounded to announce slavery’s abolition, fueling the Haitian Revolution, the call for equality by the country’s impoverished black masses still rings hallow.Now, opponents of President Michel Martelly are invoking Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a revolutionary hero who proclaimed the world’s first black republic, to decry government abuses and give a voice to their struggle. 71 more words


Commémoration des 211 ans de l'Indépendance - Signal FM

Le président de la République, Michel Joseph Martelly,  accompagné de la Première Dame, Sophia Martelly, s’est rendu, le jeudi 1er janvier 2015, aux Gonaïves (Artibonite), pour la commémoration des  211 ans de l’Indépendance d’Haïti. 139 more words


New Diaspora

New Diaspora

Potentially a warming voice in these glaciers of ice.

Converters of ill behaviors into fountains of life

Swapping generations of light and all dreamers of the night… 207 more words


October 17 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – October 17 *

1711 – Jupiter Hammon is born a slave on Long Island, New York. He
will become a poet and the first published Black writer in… 809 more words

African American History

Dispersion à coups de gaz lacrymogènes et de matraques d’une manifestation appelée à Port-au-Prince par l’opposition - Radio Kiskeya

La manifestation appelée vendredi par l’opposition au gouvernement Martelly a été dispersée par la police à la mi-journée à coups de matraques et de gaz lacrymogènes, ont constaté des reporters de Radio Télé Kiskeya.La police a procédé à plusieurs arrestations, selon le sénateur Moïse Jean-Charles qui affirme avoir été lui-même, et à plusieurs reprises, la cible des policiers. 106 more words


Jean-Jacques Dessalines - Biography - Governor, Emperor, General - Biography.com

SynopsisBorn around 1758 in Africa, Jean-Jacques Dessalines was enslaved in the French colony of Saint-Domingue. He served as a lieutenant under Toussaint L’Ouverture after the 1791 slave revolt and later repelled incoming French forces. 150 more words