Current Events Exhibition: Haïti, effroi des oppresseurs, espoir des opprimés (Haïti, dread of the oppressors, hope of the oppressed) 10 Mai 2014
Square of the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery, May 10 to September 21, 2014.
1804-2014: The 210th anniversary of the birth of the Republic of Haiti. This key historical event crowned the slave insurrection in the French colony of Saint-Domingue that had begun in 1791. In the West Indies, the Americas and Europe this victory met a formidable echo. Nevertheless, the Haitian Revolution remains the least known popular struggle of the Century of Enlightenment. Due to its position in the history of the world of abolition and freedom, Haiti remains a « beacon » despite its often tragic history, a country where, when « everything collapses, everything falls apart, culture remains », as Haitian historian Dany Laferrière said after a massive earthquake shook the country in January 2010.