262nd anniversary of the birth of Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Haiti Libre, 9/20/20

Sunday September 20, as part of the 262nd anniversary of the birth of Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines (September 20, 1758 – September 20, 2020), Founding Father of the Haitian Nation, the former Consul General of Haiti in Chicago Lesly Condé delivered a thoughtful message that we invite you to share :

Message from Lesly Condé

“Dear fellow citizens everywhere,
Dear friends of Haiti,

Now is the time to celebrate the two hundred and sixty-second birthday of a Haitian hero of universal dimensions who still does not receive a good fraction of the honor that his clairvoyance, his endurance and his extraordinary bravery deserve.

It is an anniversary that all Haitians must mark with the greatest pride because this Father of the Haitian Nation is the very definition of the kind of man that the whole world should welcome as a model of heroism.

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