The United States and the Haitian Revolution, 1791–1804

U.S. State Department, Office of the Historian, MILESTONES: 1784–1800 The Haitian Revolution created the second independent country in the Americas after the United States became independent in 1783. U.S. political leaders, many of them slaveowners, reacted to the emergence of Haiti as a state borne out of a slave revolt with ambivalence, at times providing aid … Read more

Happy New Year & Independence

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., January 1, 2019 The year 2018 came and went in the blink of an eye and we now find ourselves facing the end, and the beginning – 2019. Natural disasters, political shifts, and economic restructuring; each played a role in this year’s story. Educational advancement, a board meeting in Haiti that … Read more

Celebrating Achievements – Past and Future

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., December 28, 2018 The year 2018 came and went in the blink of an eye and we now find ourselves facing the end, and the beginning – 2019. Natural disasters, political shifts, and economic restructuring; each played a role in this year’s story. Educational advancement, a board meeting in Haiti that … Read more

Haitian Newsmakers Of The Year

Haitien Times, December 28, 2018 Naomi Osaka Haiti won big in sports this year. While the small island nation made the news circuit a few times this year, often for not so glamorous reasons, she was also the topic of mainstream discussions because of the success of athletes in the Haitian Diaspora. Here are six … Read more

Is Haiti Awakening to Change?

The New York Times, OPINION, By Jake Johnston, Dec. 26, 2018 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It started with a few keystrokes in a living room in Montreal. Gilbert Mirambeau Jr., a Haitian filmmaker and writer, took to Twitter on Aug. 14 to post a photo of himself, blindfolded, holding a piece of cardboard with a simple question written … Read more

10th Anniversary Celebration Inspires

REPRINT The Le Flambeau Foundation 10th Anniversary Awards Celebration brought together a diverse group of those passionate about education and Haiti, to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Gleacher Center on the evening of October 26th, 2017. The gathering was particularly symbolic since Chicago was founded by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (also … Read more