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Rally 'Round the Flag; Myth, Mystery Surrounds History of Haiti's First Banner

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Lamour,Nekita (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Jun 2004
Dorchester, MA
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Blacks, Haiti, Culture, Flags
Bon Nouvel, Haiti's largest publication and oldest Creole magazine presented a historical overview of Haiti's flag in its May 2003 issue. To my surprise, there wasn't a so- called "creation" of the flag on May 18. There was rather a presentation that occurred during the month of May in a congress held in Arcahaie. Like Thomas Madiou, Haiti's renowned historian, Bon Nouvel did not write May 18 as the date of the presentation of the flag.