Haiti, fear of the oppressors, hope of oppressed

2014 Nantes Mémorial de l'abolition de l'esclavage exposition collective

“1804-2014, 210 years ago was born the Republic of Haiti. This historical event of major importance crowned the insurrection of the slaves of the French colony of Santo Domingo, which had begun in 1791. In the Caribbean, Americas and Europe, this victory met a formidable echo. The Haitian Revolution however remains the least known of the revolutions of the Age of Enlightenment. From its place in the history of the world, abolitions and freedom, Haiti remains, in spite of an often tragic history, a “high headlight”. A country where “when all falls, when all fout the camp, it remains the culture”, as the Haitian writer Dany Laferrière said it after the seism of January 2010.” Catalogue esposition