History of the haitian flag independence

What was the design of the “original” Haitian flag? What exactly were its origins and the circumstances of its adoption? What flags were actually used in the revolutionnary years leading to Dessalines’ proclamation of the Republic in 1804? This study by the haitian scholar and educator Odette Roy Fombrun explores these questions, symbolically signifiant in haitian society and long the subject of debate, in light of the historical record. She quotes extensively from eyewitness sources and later historical accounts published only in french and long out of print. The Flag Heritage Foundation is pleased to make this work available for the first time in english, along with a new preface and notes and a specially redrawn flag chart.

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