During the government of Fabre Nicolas Geffrard, he encouraged the immigration of African-American, specially Catholic farmers from Louisiana who had familiarity with Vodou.
Between 1859 and 1860, an estimated 500 black Louisianans immigrated to Haiti. Geffrard appointed James Redpath to attract immigrants to the island
Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. It is called Independence Day or Freedom Day. This was the day recognized as the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States.
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, during the American Civil War, declaring that all enslaved people in the Confederate States of America in rebellion and not in Union hands were to be freed. The States that were not part of this agreement included: Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, Missouri, West Virginia, the state of Tennessee, lower Louisiana, and Southeast Virginia.
The newly free slaves soon learned that their fight for freedom did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation. In the early 20th century, economic and political power led to a decline in Juneteenth. Later, between 1890 and 1908, all former Confederate states passed new constitutions or amendments that effectively disenfranchised black people and excluded them from the political process. It was during this period that the White-dominated state legislatures passed Jim Crow laws imposing second-class status. Then came the Great Depression that made many black people to leave the farms and to look toward the major cities in search of work. The Second Great Migration of Black Americans started during World War II, when many black people migrated to the West Coast where there were many job openings in the defense industry.
Here is a picture of Mr. Ebenezer D. Bassett. He was the first African-American ambassador to Haiti.
Ebenezer D. Bassett, Ambassador to Haiti and an African American, will be paid tribute to during September's Freedom Trail Month at the Grove Street Cemetery.
Bassett broke the color line at Central Connecticut State University, then became principal at Cheney University, the first black university.
Scheduled to speak are New Haven Mayor Toni Harp; Preservation Representative Marian O'Keefe; and CSCU Provost Carl Lovitt. The post-ceremony reception will take place at Jean Pope Park.
During the 1820s, six thousand black Americans were taken to Haiti as part of a migration scheme in which President Jean-Pierre Boyer had a heavy hand. It followed Haiti's establishment as a free black state and was an open invitation for black Americans to find freedom from slavery in Haiti. Many think the plan failed, but for different reasons, one was that thousands returned to the U.S., and the other was because the expectations of the prospect weren't considered met.
There you have it folks. History has been made. The Haitian American candidate just won a seat in US Congress
She beat Democrat Doug Owens by taking 50 percent of the vote, with Mr. Owens's 47 percent.
Mia Love who is 38 years old is the first Haitian-American to win congressional office. She is the baughter of Haitian immigrants. She was the mayor of Saratoga Springs
Recently, Haiti has celebrated a lot of firsts in American politics throughout many states including Florida, New York and D.C., but one woman would have not one, but two firsts. Mia Love, not only the first Haitian-American to win the House seat in Utah, is also the first Black Republican woman to do so. She won over her Democratic rival, Dough Owens, to take the congressional seat with 50% of the precincts. Her victory was welcomed after the loss in 2012 for the same seat.
Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran!
Mezanmi, moun lakay ape pote fyerte nou ho Ozetazini. Eske nou tande ke ginyin yon ti Ayisyenn-Amerikain ki prale nan kongres Amerikin. Sa se yon gro koze. Li demontre ke nou se yon group moun ki ape pren pouvwa nan gro payi sa yo bay pou Etazini-an.
Mape pran tout plezi mwin pou mwin felicite Mia Love pou gro bagay sa li realize jodia. Se pa pou rou selman ou fè sa se pou tout Kominote Ayisyen-an
Gro Mesi Mia Love
A descendent of free slaves in the United States, Reverend James Theodore Holly was baptized and confirmed as Roman Catholic, but left and joined the Episcopal Church in 1851.
He sees the newly independent Caribbean Island of Haiti as an opportunity for blacks to bind together and establish a Black nation in the Western world.
During various governments, he traveled to Haiti in order to negotiate an emigration treaty with the country. Holly later requested from the Board of Missions of the Episcopal Church to be sent to Haiti to serve as a missionary, but was denied. After serving as consul for Liberia at Port-au-Prince from 1864 to1874, Holly was consecrated missionary bishop to Haiti. He continued to live and work in his adopted nation of Haiti, returning rarely to the United States, until his death in 1911
The possibility for Freed Black to live in the Haitian island Ile-à-Vache was a real possible solution contemplated to solve the the "Race problem" in the U.S.
In, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln encouraged the shipment of 453 freed slaves from Virginia to the Haitian island of Ile-a-Vache. They were mostly men and women from Virginia. The experiment failed due to inadequate planning and poor leadership. In less than a year, the survivors returned to the U.S. The island is located off the southern coast of Haiti, close to the town of Les Cayes.
Ile-a-Vache has its history of pirates including Captain Morgan, a British pirate who led several buccaneering expeditions across the Caribbean to attack Britain's enemies
This was a policy of the Haitian Emperor Faustin Soulouque
Emigration Policy toward African American.
Following the previous policy of Jean-Pierre Boyer, new efforts to settle African Americans in Haiti were launched by Emperor Faustin Soulouque in 1855 on the settling of African Americans in the island of Haiti
The government of Jean-Pierre Boyer implemented a policy called the Society for Promoting the Emigration of Free Persons of Color to Haiti.
During the government of Jean-Pierre Boyer, The Haitian government made an appeal to the Black American to come and settle in Haiti. The government offered incentive such as free trips and 10 pounds of coffee per family upon their arrival in Haiti. Additionally, the new immigrants would receive three acres of land and money.