Upon declaring independence, Haiti made history as the first Black nation to gain its freedom from European powers. The Haitian revolution, lasting from 1791 to 1804, created the first independent nation in the Caribbean, the second democracy in the western hemisphere, and the first Black republic in the world.
Since the revolution, over 200 years ago, Haiti has struggled with political, economical and natural disasters. Despite it’s challenges Haiti’s people are continually described as “resillient” in the face of adversity.
Source: Brown University