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Jean Jacques Dessalines

First Emperor who defeated French Army of Napoleon in 1804

Jean-Jacques Dessalines was a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1805 constitution.

Jean-Jacques Dessalines was second in command under Toussaint Louverture during the Haitian Revolution and was the general who emerged after Louverture was captured to lead the insurgents in declaring Haitian independence on January 1, 1804.
Like Louverture, Dessalines was born into slavery in the French colony of Saint Dominque. Born to Congolese parents, Dessalines was originally given the name Duclos, after the plantation’s owner. He later adopted the surname Dessalines after the free black landowner who purchased him and from whom he escaped. Unlike Louverture, Dessalines was treated harshly as a slave and violence became a way of life that marked him throughout his military and brief political career contributing both to his success on the battlefield and to his eventual downfall.

Unable to read or write, Dessalines was nonetheless a quick study under Louverture earning the nickname “the Tiger” for his fury in battle. In 1794 Dessalines’s military skill and leadership was vital to Louverture’s success in capturing the Spanish-controlled eastern half of the island, and in return, L’Overture made him governor of the south.

Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable

Founder of the City Of Chicago, who is an Haitian

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable was a prosperous black fur trader in Wisconsin. In 1779 he married a Potowatomi woman and ventured south to present day Illinois. Point du Sable settled on the north bank of the Chicago river close to its mouth some time in the 1780’s. Point du Sable is the earliest recorded non-Native resident of that settlement tlhat grew to become the city of Chicago. He is therefore widely regarded as the first permanent resident of Chicago and has been given the title “Founder of Chicago.” The Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable homesite was designated as a National Historic Landmark on May 11, 1976. It is located at what is now 401 N, Michigan Avenue. Chicago’s Museum of African American History is named after DuSable, along with a school, harbor, park, and bridge.