HAY Online News: Weekend Shuffle - Brooklyn Now Has A Jean-Jacques Dessaline Boulevard Per New York
by Aquarius Dawn Nancy
Photo Credit Idris Solomon for The New York Times (Screenshot of)
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"(Caption from Image above)Haitian-Americans and local residents gathered for the celebration that unveiled Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard, in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn.
By Jeffery C. Mays
Aug. 18, 2018
Stephania Casimir, a first-generation Haitian-American, remembers her parents talking about Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a former slave who became one of Haiti’s founding fathers, but not all of the details. They came flooding back on Saturday on a street corner in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn as speakers explained why a stretch of Rogers Avenue was being co-named in honor of Dessalines, who declared Haiti’s independence after helping lead the revolt against France. “This moment means so much to the Haitian community,” said Ms. Casimir, 26, a social worker. “It shows we are strong and powerful.”" - The New York Times (Click the Underlined The New York Times for more HAY Online)