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Posts Tagged with "place of refuge for any person of African or American Indian descent"

Black August 1791: Bwa Kayiman

August 19, 2009

In many ways, Black August, at least in the West, begins in Haiti. It is the Blackest August possible — revolution and resultant liberation from bondage. From its earliest days, Haiti was declared an asylum for escaped slaves, and a place of refuge for any person of African or American Indian descent.

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