Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York, Inc.

Haiti “Ransom Project”: Let’s Discuss “The Independence Debt”

May 24, 2022 11:17 AM | Anonymous member

The New York Times recently released a multi-part series detailing the history of Haiti, a nation originated from the first, and the only, successful slave revolt in the history of the world. The Times analyzes the obstacles Haiti faced after its victory, its root causes, and the crippling economic impact of its payments to France. The Times asks what if Haiti had not been subjected to decades of payments to its oppressors?


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