MEET THE 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 lead numerous battles against the Spanish invaders.
Agbaraya Tòya: General in the then King army of Dahomey captured to Saint-Domingue (Hispaniola) and teacher of Yoruba language, art, and science of war of the first leader of independent Hayti Jean-Jacques Dessalines.
Cécile Fatiman: Master communicator who formed codified networks all over the island of Saint-Domingue. Instrumental in organizing and executing the famous ceremony of Bois Caïman to galvanize the only successful revolt of African captives in the world.
Marie-Jeanne Lamartinière: A maroon, spy, warrior, whose bravery at one of the greatest battle was a turning point in Hayti’s independence and became the Head of Imperial Spy and Security Office.
Catherine Flon: Business woman in Arcahaie, owned a cloth store and commissioned by Dessalines to create the new National Flag.
Sanite Belair: Lieutenant in the revolutionary army.
Suzanne Simone Baptiste: Partner caretaker of one of the most powerful man in Haitian and world history.
Marie-Louise Coadavid Melgrin: The 1st and only Queen of Hayti.
Marie-Sainte Dédée Bazile: Valuable contributor to the Haitian Revolution, Head of Supplies and Logistics 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.
Hayti* the 1st alphabetic spelling of present day Haïti