Six Facts about the Haitian Flag


Flags of Haiti 1697-1986

The names below the flags were the leaders in power at the time. After the assassination of Dessalines at Pont Rouge on October 17, 1806, the country was divided in two for 14 years; the north ruled by Henri Christophe and the south and west ruled by Alexandre Pétion.6


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  4. Nicole Wilson. Slavery & Abolition. (2020). Unmaking the tricolore: Catherine Flon, material testimony and occluded narratives of female-led resistance in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. Retrieved May 13, 2021, doi:10.1080/0144039x.2019.1685254.
  5. Embassy of Haiti in Washington, DC. (2021). Flag and Coat of Arms. Retrieved May 13, 2021, from

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