During the Pre-Duvalier time. The political environment in Haiti was very unstable and one of the leaders was the mulatto, landowner, industrialist, and Haitian Politician Louis Dejoie. The next president of Haiti was expected to be either Daniel Fignole or Louis Dejoie. Unfortunately none of the two became president.
Francois Duvalier was elected president of Haiti. After his landslide victory, Francois Duvalier exiled Dejoie's supporters and established a new constitution.
Here is the winning logo for Nou tout sanble, menm lè nou diferan
On Monday, December 21, 2015, as part of the second civic education campaign, Nesmy Manigat, the Minister of National Education, launched the music and literary contest "Nou tout sanble, menm lè nou diferan" in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Civic Action. The music and literary competitions and a DJ contest at the national level was launched in the presence of several artists such as, Roosevelt Saillant aka "BIC" Eunide Édouarin aka "Princess Eud "and K-Libr. At the first phase of this initiative, Neyssa T. Demorcy (17 year old), a student of the Institution of the Sacred heart of Turgeau won the competition logo placed in the framework of the campaign "Nou Tout Sanble, menm lè nou diferan", defeating five other competitors. The first phase of the competition started in October 2015. The objective of the program was to incorporate values among the youth so that they understand the value of togetherness, respect and search for excellence.
Here is a picture of President Fabre-Nicolas Geffrard. He was a mulatto general in the Haitian army and President of Haiti from 1859 until his deposition in 1867
Fabre Geffrard, born September 19, 1806, ruled as president of the Republic of Haiti from 1859‚Ä'1867. His first act in office was to resurrect the Constitution of 1846 thereby making him president for life. Prior to assuming the presidency he served as Commander-in-Chief of the Army during Emperor Faustin I Soulouque's reign.
Using his powerful position as a stepping stone, he forced the abdication of Soulouque when Geffrard moved to establish the Republic of Haiti in Gona√Įves. The country rallied behind him and Faustin I surrendered the presidency to Geffrard when he realized he had lost the support of the populace.
The slave revolution in Saint Domingue (Haiti) could not have been possible without a union of Blacks and Mulatos in the island. After Haiti's independence, the leader of the revolution, Jean-Lacques Dessalines, had this great idea that his daughter could help bridge the gap between Alexandre Petion and himself by proposing that his daughter would marry Alexandre Petion, the Leader of the Mulato force who fought side by side with him. He also saw this as a way to bring both Blacks and Mulatos together.
Marie Françoise Célimène Dessalines was born on October 2, 1789. She was the daughter of Jean-Jacques Jacques I. Dessalines , the first Emperor of Haiti and Marie-Claire Happy Bliss GUILLAUME , Empress consort of Haiti. At the time, she was romantically involved with young Captain Chancy, a nephew of Toussaint Louverture.
It was reported that the marriage proposition between Marie Françoise Célimène Dessalines and Alexandre Petion was declined by Petion. He would later, according to some historians, take part of the assassination plot against Jean-Jacques Dessalines.
Could the marriage between Célimène and Pétion actually saved Emperor Dessalines' life?
Here is a picture of two Haitian leaders: Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Alexandre Petion. In public protest that took place in November 2013, the race issue cameback as the people protesting took their fight to the affluent city of Petion-Ville.
The anti-government protest became violent as those opposed to the demonstration threw stones and Police fired tear gas
As the protest took the turn to go to Petion-Ville, many stated that "Dessalines was visiting Petion".
This is a picture of Former President of Haiti, Elie Lescot.
A Haitian Mulato elite, born in Saint-Louis du Nord to a middle-class family. Haitian history would inform us that Elie Lescot completed his secondary education in the historic city of Cap-Haitian. Then, he moved to the city of Port-de-Paix where he became involved in the import export business.
Elie Lescot put his feet into the water of Haitian politic in 1911. By 1914, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies two years later.
Daniel Fignole was very intelligent and excelled in school.
He co-founded a newspaper called Chantiers in 1942. He specifically went after the Mulato elite in Haiti for their selfishness and advocate for social programs to uplift the majority black poor class. This newspaper was ordered closed by president Elie Lescot
This is a picture of a letter written by the Haitian hero Alexandre Petion.
During the colonization of Saint Domingue, there was a long racial and class tensions between gens de couleur and slaves Africans. Alexandre Petion belongs to the Mulato class and free blacks in Saint-Domingue