George Pau-Langevin, painter, poet, photographer, writer of Haitian origin
Haitian Artist Gerald Bloncourt awarded Legion of Honor
Haitian-French Gerald Bloncourt, a painter, poet, photographer, and author received the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor from French Minister for Overseas Territories, George Pan-Langevin.
Bloncourt, an activist and leader of the 1946 Haitian Revolution, was deported to France when President Lescot was overthrown. In Paris Bloncourt continued to criticize the Duvalier dictatorships. He has returned to Haiti several times and is Secretary-General of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights and Democracy in Haiti.