As Haitians throughout the country celebrate the 210th anniversary of their freedom from France, those in the Chicago Diaspora join in with them to observe their shared independence. In an address to the Chicago Haitians, the city's Consul General, Lesly Condé, reminded all, while wishing them the usual 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy New Year', that the 1st and 2nd of January would bring Haiti's Independence anniversary and, in the case of the latter date, Ancestors' Day.
Before the Chicago bears, Michael Jordan, Chicago Pizza, there was a Haitian wh started all that. Born in St marc, Haiti, Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable is widely known as the founder of the city of Chicago. He was born in the Haitian city of Saint Marc in 1776 as a free black man, then moved to the US at a young age. In Chicago, he settled along the Chicago river with friends. Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable met his wife Catherine there