Famous Haitians

  • Sony Esteus and Community Radio in Haiti

    Sony Esteus and Community Radio in Haiti The following article was published by Beverly Bell and can be found on…

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    Discussion on Michel-Rolph Trouillot: University College of London

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:30pm The Institute of the Americas, University College of London, is pleased to invite members…

  • Péralte, Charlemagne – Guerrilla Leader

    Péralte, Charlemagne. Guerrilla leader – Born in 1886 in Hinche, Péralte was an officer in the Haitian Army. He resigned…

  • Molaire, Michel

    Inventor – Michel Molaire has played an integral role in groundbreaking innovations at Eastman Kodak for more than 20 years.…

  • Edmond, Tyrone

    Edmond, Tyrone. International male model – Born in Cap-Haïtien in 1977. His mother died when he was nine years old,…

  • Hyppolite, Hector

    Artist – The father-figure of Haitian art, and one of the greatest natural painters of modern times. Born in 1894…

  • Jean, Wyclef

    Musician and singer – Born in 1970 in Croix-des-Bouquets, but grew up in Port-au-Prince until the age of nine when…

  • Jean-Claude, Martha

    Actress, dancer, singer and writer – Martha Jean-Claude was born in Port-au-Prince, in 1919, and started singing at a very…

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    Michel, Emeline

    Singer – Born in Gonaïves, Michel is a captivating performer, versatile vocalist, accomplished dancer, songwriter and producer. She has recorded…

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    Morisseau-Leroy, Félix

    Poet, playwright – Born in Grand-Gossier in 1912 into a family of well-to-do mulattoes, he learnt both French and later…

  • Peck, Raoul

    Peck, Raoul. Film maker – Grew up in Zaire where his parents had emigrated to escape the Duvalier dictatorship when…

  • Duvalier, François ‘papa doc’

    Duvalier, François ‘papa doc’. Doctor, politician, dictator – Born in 1907 in Port-au-Prince, Duvalier was a medical doctor who became…

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    Dominique, Jean

    Journalist Jean Léopold Dominique was killed yards away from his station, Radio Haïti on April 3, 2000. No-one has ever…

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    Dessalines, Jean-Jacques

    Dessalines, Jean-Jacques. General, father of Haitian independence – Born at Habitation Cormier, Grande Rivière du Nord in 1758. The history…

  • Pierre-Charles, Gérard

    Politician – One of Haiti’s best known political scientists, Gérard Pierre-Charles was born in Jacmel in 1935. For many of…

  • Rimpel, Yvonne Hakim

    Rimpel, Yvonne Hakim. Feminist, journalist – Born in Port-au-Prince in 1906, Rimpel was a founder of the first Haitian feminist…

  • Roumain, Jacques

    Writer, political activist – Born in 1907, he was educated in Belgium and Switzerland but returned home in 1927 to…

  • Sanon, Manno

    Sanon, Manno, footballer. Born into a poor Port-au-Prince family in 1951, Sanon made his name as a striker with the…

  • Sixto, Maurice A.

    Sixto, Maurice. Humourist and raconteur – Born in Gonaives on 23 May 1919, Sixto attended the prestigious Saint-Louis de Gonzague…

  • Louverture, Toussaint

    Louverture, Toussaint. Leader of the Haitian Revolution – Born in 1743, the eldest of eight children born to slaves on…

  • Danticat, Edwidge

    Danticat, Edwidge. Author – Born in Port-au-Prince in 1969, Danticat was raised by an aunt when her parents emigrated to…

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    Cloué, Coupé

    Coupé Cloué was the alias of Jean Gesner Henry, a guitarist, singer and band leader born in Léogâne in 1925.…

  • Chauvet, Marie – Haitian Novelist and Writer

    Chauvet, Marie. Novelist – The best known and most prolific of Haiti’s female novelists, Marie Chauvet was born in Port-au-Prince…

  • Charlemagne, Emmanuel “Manno”

    Singer, songwriter – Born in 1948, Charlemagne grew up in the sprawling new suburb of Carrefour, to the south of…

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    Viaud, Loune

    Viaud, Loune. Health worker – Born in the coastal town of Port-Salut in the south of Haiti, Loune Viaud is…

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    Werleigh, Claudette

    Werleigh, Claudette Politician, development and peace campaigner – Born in Cap-Haïtien in 1946, to a well-to-do family, Werleigh trained and…

  • Boucicault, Esther

    Boucicault, Esther. HIV/AIDS activist – Born in Saint-Marc in 1960, Boucicault was diagnosed as HIV positive in 1995. Following the…

  • Beauvais, Garcelle – Haitian Model and Actress

    Beauvais, Garcelle, Model, actress Beauvais born November 26, 1966, in St. Marc, the youngest of seven children, Beauvais moved with…

  • Bastien, Marleine

    Social worker, community activist – Bastien grew up in Pont Benoit, a village in central Haiti. Her father, Philippe, built…

  • Basquiat, Jean-Michel

    Artist – Born in New York in 1960, the son of a Haitian father and a Puerto Rican mother, Basquiat…

  • Auguste, Rose Anne

    Auguste, Rose Anne. Nurse, social worker, and human rights activist – Born on November 29, 1963, in Jérémie, During the…

  • Aristide, Jean-Bertrand

    Aristide, Jean-Bertrand, Priest, politician – Born in 1953 in Port Salut in the south west, but spent much of his…

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    Anacaona

    Taino queen – Born in Yaguana (today the town of Léogâne), the flourishing capital of Xaragua, the most prosperous and…

  • Alexis, Jacques Stephen

    Writer, poet, activist – A descendent of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Alexis was born on 22 April 1922, in Gonaïves. His father…

  • Ronald Agénor – Haitian Tennis Player

    Agénor, Ronald Tennis player – The son of a former diplomat at the United Nations and Minister of Agriculture of…

  • Gérard Pierre-Charles

    Gérard Pierre-Charles By Colin Harding, The Independent, 23 October, 2004 Gérard Pierre-Charles was a leading figure in Haitian politics for…

  • André Pierre Haitian Painter

    André Pierre by Vario Sérant, Caribbean Net News, 6 October, 2005 André Pierre, a world-renowned Haitian painter died on October…

  • Paul Magloire

    Magloire. Military ruler behind Haiti’s brief golden age By Greg Chamberlain The Guardian – 20 July, 2001 General Paul Magloire,…

  • Paul Laraque

    The great revolutionary poet By Tontongi (Editor of Tanbou) – 10 March, 2007 The great revolutionary poet Paul Laraque died…

  • Singer Martha Jean-Claude Dead at 82

    Martha Jean-Claude, known affectionately as Mamita, came to fame in Haiti during the 1940s, most notably during Port-au-Prince’s bicentennial festivities…

  • Alexandre Gregoire

    Alexandre Gregoire One of the greatest ‘naive’ painters By Charles Arthur – The Haiti Support Group – 7 August, 2001…

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    Antoine Adrien: Liberation theology activist and mentor of Jean-Bertrand Aristide

    Antoine Adrien: Liberation theology activist and mentor of Jean-Bertrand Aristide Associated Press – May 14 2003 Antoine Adrien, a Catholic…

  • Marleine Bastien, Ms magazine ‘Women of the Year’ award winner.

    1 December 2001 Marleine Bastien, a Haitian activist and organiser from Miami, Florida, has received one of the "Women of…

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    Jean-Bertrand Aristide

    Jean-Bertrand Aristide, President. Michele Montas of Radio Haiti Inter March 3, 2001 Michele: We have the honor to welcome presently…

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    Aristide Statement to International Press

    Press Conference. Statements of Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the international press: Q: What kind of concrete steps do you expect to…

  • Claudette-Werleigh-CAFOD

    Interview with Claudette Werleigh

    Claudette Werleigh was Foreign Minster of Haiti during the momentous years 1993-94 when UN troops intervened, bringing an end to…

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