Batay Vètyè

Today is the 212th anniversary of this epic event, the culmination of the Haitian people’s fight for freedom known as the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804, a historic revolt led by slaves. Haitian rebels decisively defeated the French at the Battle of Vertières (or Batay Vètyè in Creole) on 18 November 1803, leading to Haiti’s formal independence on 1 January 1804. So, what are you willing to fight for?

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