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Little L'Ouvertures

Toussaint L'Ouverture was responsible for the only successful slave revolt in the world. It led to the establishment of the first black republic and the second independent country in the Americas. In Little Haiti, the predominantly Haitian neighborhood in Miami, elementary school students dress up as Toussaint L'Ouverture to commemorate Haitian Independence Day.

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Image ID: 12_001
Title: Robitail Jean, 7, holds Haitian flag as he and his classmates, all dressed as Toussaint Louverture, from Little River Elementary School wait to perform songs, dance and poetry at the observance of Haitian Independence Day in Little Haiti; 1 January 1997.
Source: The Miami Herald; Image Archive.
Name: Griffin, C. W. () - Photographer
Depicted: 1 January 1997
Location: © C.W. Griffin / The Miami Herald
Subjects: Flags -- Haitian
Haitians -- United States
Miami (Fla.)
National characteristics, Haitian
Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803
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