On October 9th, a group of Haitians from South Florida traveled to Savannah, Georgia to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the Haitian Memorial Monument. The monument is dedicated to “Les Chasseurs Volontaires De Saint-Domingue,” more than 500 Haitian soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War’s bloody siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779.
Tagged: Haitian History
One of my favorite part of this site and finding old pictures of Haiti. I’m always very fascinated and wondered where and what my parents were doing when the pictures were snapped. How I wished I could place myself in the middle of these snap shots and experience what it was like to live in Haiti back in the 80s. These shots were taken taken in various places in Port-au-Prince, May 1988 by photographer Jürgen Vogt. .
These type of pictures just give me chills. Just look at the mountains, the cars and the roads. I can picture my grandparents in these pictures and understand and have more of an appreciation to the stories they tell me about the Haiti they knew growing up.