Born on May 20, 1743, François Dominique Toussaint Louverture was the son of Gaou Guinou, an African King of Dahomey (presently Benin) whose tribes (Aradas) were deported to the Island of Saint-Domingue (today, Haiti and the Dominican Republic) to work on the coffee and sugar plantations. Toussaint grew up on the Breda plantation located on the outskirts of Cap-Haitien in the North region of Haiti. He worked as a herdsman, a coachman and then a steward on the estate of his master Bayon Libertat. In 1776, he became a free man as well as a caretaker, and an overseer. Toussaint acquired a small wealth in cultivating coffee, of which Haiti has been the first provider in the world.
According to researcher Reginal Souffrant, "Toussaint Louverture symbolizes the pride of people of color in general.
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Port-Morgan Resort is a 20-room ecological tourist complex located on the northwestern point of the island of Ile-a-Vache, the most restful and beautiful place in Haiti. Named after the pirate Henri Morgan, Port-Morgan awaits visitors with modern amenities including bar-restaurant, and secluded beaches.
• Haiti's Hidden Treasures I: (1hr10 mn)
DVD-Documentary by Haitian filmmaker Patrick Dorsainvil, showing Port-au-Prince and its surroundings before the earthquake and touching the history, the people, geography and resources.
• Haiti's Hidden Treasures II: Awe-inspiring dvd showcasing Haiti's most popular cities surrounded by untouched natural beauty. 67 mns + 12 mns slideshow.
Haiti's Hidden Treasures Part 1 & 2: $30.00
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