Maman Brigitte (Mother Brigitte) is the female loa of life and death in Haitian Vodou. She is the partner of Baron Samedi (Mr. Saturday), the male loa of life and death. The unending cycle of life and death, and death and life, is the essential mystery which is the original source of most human culture. Maman Brigitte The European diaspora fears her, but Caribbeans … [Read more...] about Celebrate Maman Brigitte, the Haitian Loa of Death and Life
Haitian Independence Day is January 1, 1804. The Haitian national day celebrates the declaration of independence from France by revolutionary leader Jean-Jacques Dessalines. Haitian independence was a historic human achievement. Haiti is the only nation in history founded by people who freed themselves from human slavery. It was the first Latin American country to gain … [Read more...] about Celebrate Haitian Independence Day!
The Haitian Revolution began in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) on the night of August 21, 1791. The Haitian Revolution was a Historic Human Rights Achievement After more than a decade of struggle, Haiti became the: First free country in Latin AmericaSecond republic in the Americas (after the United States)Only nation in history founded from a slave … [Read more...] about The Haitian Revolution Changed the Course of Human and American History