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I have been drinking this soup all my life and I had no idea of the history behind it. I knew that it was a tradition, since my family only make so much of it on the first of January but I had no clue about it's relation to slavery and our independence.

this is great, from now on I will drink every once and lick my bowl with pride.

Haitian parents are slaking in the community, we need to inform the younger generation about our wonderful history.

Many of us Haitian Americans who are born here in the United states and those who came to the US as young as I did have very little knowledge of basic Haitian history.

We have so much to take pride in and to be inspired by, yet we tend to focus more on the negative side of things.

I have been enlighten by the courage of our people when I took a history course on slavery during my junior year in college.

Learning about Haitian contribution to the world, democracy,and human rights, not to mention that we were the first black independent nation in the world at a time when freedom seems impossible for blacks.

I guess what I am trying to say is that, Haitians need to find themselves once again and prove to the world that we are still strong and we can overcome the impossible.

Johanna Maurice, August 5 2008, 11:21 AM

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Thank you for schooling us younger generations what our parents have failed to teach us. Many of us within the younger generation do not know the... read more >
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I have been drinking this soup all my life and I had no idea of the history behind it. I knew that it was a tradition, since my family only make so... read more >
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