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The Bicentennial of Haitian Independence

Memorial Plaza

 
 
The Bicentennial of Haitian Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
1. The Bicentennial of Haitian Independence Marker
Inscription. In memory of two Haitian Freedom Fighters born into slavery, Toussaint Louverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines symbolized those who fought for the liberation of Saint Dominque from its colonial bonds between 1791-1804. Armed with the conviction that slavery and servitude had no justifiable place within human society in a civilized world, and under the banner of the Declaration of the Rights of Man, their devotion to democratic principles was realized in the creation of the Republic of Haiti after 13 years of constant struggle. Recognizing their critical leadership, we create this park dedicated to the Bicentennial of Haitian Independence, a project of: Lakay Foundation, Inc.
 
Erected 2005 by Lakay Foundation.
 
Location. 41° 47.366′ N, 71° 24.741′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Hawthorne Ave, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located across from the tennis courts at Roger Williams Park. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02907, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marconi ( approx. mile away); Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Prince Hall Masonic Lodge F.A.M.
The Bicentennial of Haitian Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
2. The Bicentennial of Haitian Independence Marker
( approx. one mile away); Prince Hall ( approx. one mile away); The Second Freewill Baptist (Pond Street) Church ( approx. 1.2 miles away); The Fox Point Hurricane Barrier/A Second Life for the Hurricane Barrier ( approx. 2 miles away); Colonial Wharf at South Water Street: 1910-1942 /Fox Point and the Night Boat Era 1822-1932 ( approx. 2 miles away); Fox Point Cape Verdean Community ( approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
The Bicentennial of Haitian Independence Rear of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
3. The Bicentennial of Haitian Independence Rear of Marker
Jean-Jacques Dessalines image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
4. Jean-Jacques Dessalines
Toussaint louverture image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
5. Toussaint louverture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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