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February 22, 2018
1825 - The First Haitian National Library

In 1825, the first Haitian National Library was established (Janson). This was during the presidency of Jean-Pierre Boyer. Boyer was one of the leaders of the Haitian Revolution, which was the only slave uprising that led to the founding of a state that was both free from slavery and ruled by non-whites and former captives. It challenged long-held...