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The Children of Haiti: An Ongoing Fight for Food Sovereignty

The Children of Haiti: An Ongoing Fight for Food Sovereignty

Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the Haitian hero, was born from enslaved parents. Often beaten, he escaped from the control of his captor to become the country’s army general and to embody Haitians’ struggle to end slavery and colonialism altogether. Moved by the teachings of his mentor – Toussaint L’ Ouverture– and his childhood memories, Dessalines was a fierce leader and took on the formidable task of destroying both the colonial powers and making Haiti the first free nation in the Western hemisphere. Learn More >


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