Jean Claude Duvalier and Michele Bennett
A Picture of Jean Claude Duvalier and Michele Bennett
Michele Bennett, Haiti's most stylish First Lady, lived the life to which she was always accustomed. Born in 1950 to wealthy parents, her father being a descendant of the King of Haiti, Henry Christophe, Michele was privileged with an education in New York, a prominent job as a secretary at a time when black women were seen doing mainly domestic work, and a first marriage to a Tuskegee Airman. But her 1973 marriage to her first husband would end 5 years later, and Bennett would marry the President of Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier in 1980 to become Haiti's own version of Marie Antoinette.