PHOTO: Gilbert Jean, Haitian Survivor of the 1937 Dominican Parsley Massacre

PHOTO: Gilbert Jean, Haitian Survivor of the 1937 Dominican Parsley Massacre

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Look at this photo... Survivor Gilbert Jean, 93, survived the Dominican Parlsey massacre (Spanish: el corte) that was carried out in October 1937 against Haitians living in the Dominican Republic.

He says his family was friendly with local officials, who warned them about the coming massacre so they could flee before the soldiers caught them. "Trujillo did it because he hated us, because he didn't want to see black people in his country. It was in his roots to be racist," he says.

Read the full story @ npr.org

The Dominican Parlsey massacre was carried out by Dominican Army troops on the direct orders of Dictator Rafael Trujillo.


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