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Haitian-Tuskegee Airmen to earn his pilot wings at Tuskegee Army Air Field

Pieces of Haiti History you may not know about: More than 65 years ago, Raymond Cassagnol, was one of five Haitian-Tuskegee Airmen to earn his pilot wings at Tuskegee Army Air Field (Alabama). The first to graduate, Class 43-G (July 1943), today he is the last surviving Haitian-Tuskegee Airman. 

Pieces of Haiti History you may not know about: The first woman to break the color barrier was Haiti's black entrant Evelyn Miot upon gaining the right to compete for the semis during the 1962 Miss Universe Pageant on Floridian soil, what had seemed highly improbable days ago at a time when the black women were not allowed to participate in the bea

Pieces of Haitian History you may not know about: Joseph Laroche, nephew to the then president of Haiti, was a 2nd class passenger on Titanic and was the only black man to perish in Titanic's sinking. He was survived by his pregnant wife (a son to be named Joseph Laroche Jr.) and two children. The interracial family was moving to Haiti for work, as

Pieces of Haitian History you may not know about: W.E.B. Dubois was the 1st Haitian-American to graduate from Harvard with a doctorate degree in 1895.

Pieces of Haitian History you may not know about: The 3rd largest city in the USA was founded by a Black man. Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable was first settler in Chicago, arriving from Europe in 1770s. He married a Native Potawatomi Indian woman (Kittahawa) & founded first trading post in area. The Town of Chicago was organized with a population

Pieces of Haiti History you may not know: Princess Marina of Greece, visited haiti in 1935 to solemnly thank the people of Haiti for helping her country of Greese in 1821, Haiti a new republic could not offer more but provided what it could 40,000 dollars and 20,000 rifles, also sent 25 tons coffee beans to the revolutionaries, in order to be sold

Pieces of Haiti History you may not know. Benito Sylvain, a founding father of Pan-Africanism, he was the messenger of Haitian President Nord Alexis to King Menelik II of Ethiopia. Haiti financed the army of Ethiopia to defeat Italy in the battle of Adwa. Why our historians have forgotten this great Haitian adventure in the land of Ethiopia

Pieces of Haiti history you may not know: Did you know that by winning the Battle of Vertieres on November 18th 1803, Haiti forced France to sell to the US, it's Louisiana territory, doubling the size of the United States of America. The Louisiana territory makes up today 15 US states and part of Canada. 

Did you know that: for 105 years (1697-1802) Haiti was responsible for 40% of the sugar consumed in the entire world; 123 millions pounds in 1788 alone.

The first nation that recognized the Greek's Independence was Haiti.Haiti made history by being the first independent black nation in the world. 16 years later, the declaration of the Greek Revolution against the ruling Ottoman Empire received a warm response in Haiti. Haiti the first country that recognised the Greek War of Independence and the Gr

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