Flag of Haiti
Here is a picture of the flags of Haiti and the United States of America.
According to a 2012 U.S. Global Leadership Report, 79% of Haitians approve of U.S. leadership, while 18% disapprove and 3% are uncertain. It is the highest rating for any surveyed country in the Americas. Haiti has maintained a long-standing relationship with the United States, because it was Haiti's primary trading partner for exports and imports, the primary target of Haitian emigration and the most important source of foreign assistance. The U.S. has been Haiti's largest donor since 1973. Between FY 1995 and FY 2003, the U.S. contributed more than $850 million in assistance to Haiti. Since 2004, the U.S. has provided over $600 million for improving governance in Haiti. One of the reasons for the U.S's interest in Haiti arose chiefly because of Haiti's proximity to the Panama Canal and Central America, controlling Windward Passage that could disrupt maritime traffic. In August 1989, President George Bush restored US$10 million in food aid to Avril government. Following the 2010 earthquake, with the U.S. and international supports, Haiti has seen a steady recovery. The U.S had provided more than $4.5 billion of assistance to Haiti to support its life-saving post-disaster relief as well as long-term recovery, reconstruction, and development programs. U.S. taxpayers have contributed some $33 million for impoverished Haiti to hold elections during this cycle. Haiti's transition to a strong democracy is always important to the United States. The flags of Haiti and the U.S will flutter together.
5.18.16 - Collier County, Florida. Six children sent home from school for wearing t-shirts with the Haitian flag and national coat of arms on Haitian Flag Day.
Five school girls were sent home for wearing T-shirts with the Haitian flag and national coat of arms on Haitian Flag Day, because it was a breach of the Collier County school district's student code of conduct. However, according to such code of conduct, only four flags can be worn in school: The United States flag, the POW/MIA flag, the Florida state flag, and the school's flag... but no Haitian flag. The POW/MIA flag was designed during the Vietnam War, as a symbol of national concern about U.S. military personnel who were Prisoners Of War (POW) and those who are still Missing in Action (MIA). The students later said, they felt discriminated, because, their parents were from Haiti. The Haitian Flag day is indisputably a symbol of general pride for all people of Haitian descent. Every year, it is observed in Haiti and in a number of U.S. cities with large populations of Haitian Americans. It marks the day (May 18, 1803) when the first Haitian flag was flown during the slave revolt against the French that led to the nation's independence. The school is situated in the town of Immokalee, Florida, where 8.9% of the people are Haitian descent.
Here is a case where authorities at Orange County Middle School told a Haitian student to remove Haitian flag bandana at school.
Mitchpaelle Quetant, a student at the Meadowbrook Middle School in Orange County was upset when she was told by the school administrators to take off a bandana of the Haitian flag while she was going to celebrate the Haitian Flag day on May 18th. She was sent to school suspension when she refused to take off the flag. As per the school authority's dictum, the national flag was not the cause of the problem, but wearing bandana on campus was against the conduct of the school. The school principal has shown the Eyewitness News representatives that there were many students wearing shirts showing the Haitian flag and they were never asked to change. However, frustrated Quetant has said, the authority don't let us come to school and display our pride for our country.
Here is a picture of some University of Miami students helping in painting in Little Haiti.
University of Miami (UOM) students assembled on Saturday to launch Butler Center for Service and Leadership's Orientation Outreach Day of Service.
UOM's project is to prettify the Little Haiti Cultural Center (LHCC). LHCC was selected due to the impact that a majority of projects have on the community.
UOM wants students to familiarize and integrate themselves into the fabric of Miami city life. LHCC is teaming with North East 2nd Avenue Partnership.
Let me make this clear. neither Francois Duvalier nor his son Jean Claude Duvalier created the new Haitian flag.
In 1964, the Haitian Dictator Francois "Papa Doc" decided to abandon the Red and Blue flag that has been adopted by haitians for over a century and return to the black and red colors. which was flown for the first time by Jean Jacques Dessalines, the founding father of the nation.
From 1964 to 1986 the Black and Red flag was the official flag of the nation. It would not change until the end of the Duvalier reign, when Jean Claude Duvalier went into exile in France. At that point, it was restored to red and blue.
Throughout the history of the Haitian flag, whether the colors are red, blue or black, it has remained a symbol of pride for many Haitians. Some would make you believe that the flag is deeply rooted in the Vodun religion and Jean Jacques Dessalines was in a temple of the religion in Merote, Haiti when he created the flag. Following the death of Dessalines, the country was divided with Henri Christopne in the North, holding on to the Black and Rd, while Petion in the South, red and Blue flag
Due to the history of two nations that share one island and are called to leave together, there have been little in that area. Whether we like it or not, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are two countries that share the same island. Unfortunately, the history between them has been one with a lot of up and down.
Lately it has come to the point where both countries are likely to pay a big price economically due to lack of cooperation and vision.
Following the recent action from the Dominican Court to remove the citizenship from many Dominicans with Haitian links, many international organizations have expressed their objections.
Here is a picture of Cap-Haitian in 1964 during Flag Day on May 18.
This was a time when a referendum orchestrated by Francois Duvalier was rigged with all ballots already marked yes. Also, no limit on how many times each person could vote.
During this election, 2.8 million people voted for a proposal to change the constitution. It was recorded as 3,234 against.
The National Assembly approved the vote on June 21, 1964 and Duvalier was sworn.
Here is a picture of Place Catherine Flon. This was taken from a documentary conducted by Frere Joel.
Catherine Flon is viewed the symbols of the Haitian Revolution and independence.
She was the one responsible to sew the Haitian flaf, the first Haitian flag on May 18, 1803. According to history, this took place on the last day of the memorable Congress of Arcahaie. History also reported that Catherine Flon was the goddaughter of Jean-Jacques Dessalines.
Here is a picture of the Haitian flag with the person who has credit for its creation, Katherine Flon Haitian.
The town of Arcahaie became a famous town due to its historical heritage. This was the place that hosted the 1803 Congress for teh independence of Haiti. The exact date for taht congress was May 14 to May 18.
During the congress, Jean-Jacques Dessalines tore up the French flag and replaced it with a blue and red flag. This is how the Haitian Flag was created.
Here is a picture of the celebartion of Haitian Flag during the Duvalier period. This picture was taken in 1964.
As you may know, Francois had changed the flag of Haiti. It changed the country's flag from blue and red to black and red. The black symbolising the country's ties to Africa