You have probably heard about Haiti on the news: Earthquakes, assassinations, hurricanes, refugees, poverty. For people who love Haiti, it feels frustrating that the only news that’s ever shared about Haiti is bad news. In this column, we’d like to share the good news — all of the things we love about Haiti and its proud history. You may know a lot about Haiti already. You may already know:
The country of Haiti was formed by the only successful slave revolt in history. Enslaved people in Haiti overthrew their captors and fought for and won their own freedom. Haiti was the second Republic in the New World (1804), after the United States (1776). The author of The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas, was born in France but was descended from a Haitian family. But there’s so much more to learn about Haiti.
There’s a lot more Haitian history:
There’s delicious food to enjoy:
Haitian painters create beautiful art:
The scenery is spectacular:
Best of all are the Haitian people:
Do you have a favorite thing about Haiti? Let’s share the Bon Nouvel sou Ayiti, the Good News about Haiti. Send your favorite Haiti memory or picture with a little description to: firstname.lastname@example.org