From left to right: Dr. Jean-Philippe Austin (Chairman, Haitian-American Foundation for Democracy), Melvin P. Foote (Founder and President of the Constituency for Africa), Rep. Jonathan Jackson (D-IL); Vélina Elysée Charlier (Nou Pap Dòmi), Magali Comeau Denis (Montana Accord), Dr. Ron Daniels (President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century) and Jocelyn McCalla pose for a photo after a session about the Montana Accord’s role in Haiti at Busboys & Poets on September 23, 2023. Photo courtesy of Haitian-American Foundation for Democracy.

Guest Author | Wen-kuni Ceant

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Montana Hotel was once proclaimed one of Haiti’s most luxurious vacation destinations. This was before the 2010 earthquake that devastated most of Port-au-Prince destroyed the hotel. But it survived even that, and today, the Montana Hotel stands strong, risen from the ashes.

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