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BVstylez owner Guerline T. Emmanuel a few years back wanted a bag that can fit her business and personal life as the Co-Owner of Belle Vue Tours, a historical cultural adventure outbound tour company to Haiti. When she thought about creating this bag, it had to have the functionality she needed, separate shoe compartment, large area for a change of clothes while easy reach in the front for laptop, purse, wallet, passport etc. While the design and functionality for the woman on the go was important, she also wanted a bag that was a representation of the strength and courage of the Haitian women. THE LIBERATORS was inspired From the Spirits of Great Haitian Liberators for the Modern Day Trailblazers.

BVstylez are bags created for the wanderlust lifestyle that's a lesson in black history, travel necessity and fashion statement all in one. The designs are created with the names of Haitian Women and Men, most from the Haitian Revolution bringing Honor and Pride to their contribution to Liberty and Human Rights for All.


Haitian Women Liberators

Anacaona: Cacique (Queen) of the Taíno people, the original habitants of the island of Hayti*. She was born into one of the five Caciques (kingdoms), Xaragua. Anacaona organized and led numerous battles against the Spanish invaders.

Agbaraya Tòya: General commander of her own troops, recorded well arm with an indigo knife hanging from her belt wounding her opponents in battle. The first leader of independent Hayti Jean-Jacques Dessalines regarded her as an aunt who has been by his side throughout their captivity.

Cécile Fatiman:  A priestess with Boukman who directed the strategic and mystical operations of the Bois-Caïman ceremony from August 14, 1791 to the uprising on the night of August 22nd in the northern plains of Saint Domingue, present day Haiti, for the only successful revolt of African captives in the world.

Marie-Jeanne Lamartinière: Distinguished herself at the famous battle of Crête-à-Pierrot. With a rifle over her shoulder and a saber in her steel belt, besieged by thousands of soldiers of the French army, her heroic actions from loading cannons, distributing cartridges and rallying her comrades in battle have left her mark in world history.

Catherine Flon: Attributed with sewing the blue and red flag of the revolution following the Congress of Arcahaie which took place in mid-May 1803.

Sanite Bélair: Lieutenant in the revolutionary army with her husband General Charles Bélair to fight against the expedition of General Leclerc who had come with the intention of reestablishing slavery in the colony and mass deporting black leaders. 

Suzanne Simone Baptiste: Partner caretaker of one of the most powerful man in Haitian and world history.

Marie-Louise Coidavid: The 1st and only Queen of Hayti.

Marie-Sainte Dédée Bazile: Valuable contributor to the Haitian Revolution in the camp of Jean-Jacques Dessalines.

Marie-Claire Heureuse Felicité Bonheur: Born enslaved and became a free woman, educator, natural healer, war nurse, constitutionalist, author, adoptive mother of dozens and 1st Empress of Hayti, Empire of Freedom.

Haitian Men Liberators

Caonabo: Cacique (King) of one of the Taíno kingdoms of Maguana, fierce spiritual leader and warrior who avenged the mistreatment of the Taínos against the Spaniards left on the island by Christopher Columbus after their arrival in 1492.

Déka: A young African held captive not far from present day Port-de-Paix who rebelled and escaped to create one of the 1st free settlements on the island.

Makandal: Possibly from central Africa or the western coastal region, Makandal was abducted, enslaved, and brought to Saint-Domingue. A spiritual leader who led one of the largest maroon society in the northern plains of Saint-Domingue who continuously caused havoc on the plantations with the plan to eradicate the colony of the colonizers.

Boukman: One of the main participants and leaders of the ceremony of Bois Caïman who sparked the insurrection on August 1791 that inspired future leaders of the Haitian Revolution.

Toussaint: Descendants of Déguenon who was the Gaou (Minister of War) of the kingdom of present-day Benin who was born in the colony of Saint-Domingue. 
A mastermind and military genius that ascend from a Brigade Commander by winning numerous battles against France, Spain, and England to Governor General of the entire island of present day Hispaniola. Toussaint set the foundation for the birth of the created 1st Free Black State in the Americas.

Dessalines: The liberator that lead the revolution, 1st head of state of the Free Black State in the Americas, and renamed the independent country to its original Taíno name of Hayti*. The Governor General and later Emperor who oversaw the completion of the very first constitution of Hayti*, abolished slavery, gave birth to liberty and human rights, declared the pursuit of freeing the world from the evil of slavery and white supremacy.

Capoix Lamort: One of the greatest leaders of the Haitian Revolution, instrumental in successfully besting the French army and cementing his legacy during the Battle of Vertières that ultimately defeated France and expelling them from this land.

Boisrond-Tonnerre: Member of a free mulatto upper class family, staunched supporter and secretary of General Jean-Jacques Dessalines, became one of the first historians of Hayti, and the author of Hayti’s Declaration of Independence.

Christophe: One of the Generals in the Haitian Revolution, President of the divided nation who became King of the North. A strong leader with a very ambitious and advance system that left us numerous symbols of world heritage, such as the UNESCO World Heritage site of Citadelle Henry.

Pétion: A gifted military officer who helped liberated Hayti after switching sides to joined the liberators fight against France. He became President of the Republic of Hayti in the South of the divided nation. Assisted Simón Bolívar with his quest to free Gran Colombia and asked only in return total abolishment of slavery from their land.

 Hayti* the 1st alphabetic spelling of present day Haiti.