Whether we Haitians like to admit it, there is a profound connection between the French Revolution and its Haitian counterpart, denying their intertwining would be a disservice to our own History, since it was the discrimination of people of color and the plights of the slaves in the colony of Saint Domingue, today Haiti, that pushed the French General Assembly of 1793 to pass The Declaration of man and of the Citizen.

"Sad irony of human history" said Jaurès. "The fortune created at Bordeaux...

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