Makendal was born in Limbe
Limbé Prepares Slaves to Overcome French
Limbé, French for limb, is an important part of Haiti's struggle for independence.
Limbé's location in a valley, bounded by mountains, protected the slaves living there from discovery as they hiked mountain paths to meet other slaves living below Limbé.
Meeting clandestinely, they built bonds of trust, which enabled them to form a rebel unit to defeat the French.
Limbé was the staging area for the rebel slaves before they engaged French forces in the Vertieres Battle and triumphed in 1803.