A 15 minute video on the precarious, complex and radically trail-blazing history of Haiti, the first black republic in the world.

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US President Donald Trump called Haiti a shithole and allegedly claimed Haitian immigrants “all have AIDS” (according to a New York Times article in 2017).

To watch the video, follow the link to watch this really interesting video about the Haitian people and the colonial roots that led to their current struggles.

The video highlights the many ways that Haitians blazed the trail. On January 1st 1804, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, an African-born ex-slave declared Haiti an independent country, freed from colonial control.

Haiti was the first black republic in the world and the first country in the Western hemisphere to abolish slavery completely.

 

 

 

 

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