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Resistance | Day 14 | Cécile Fatiman and the Haitian Revolution

Show Notes

We are the #daughtersof Cécile Fatiman a Haitian Voodoo Priestess who literally conjured a revolution. Her warrior blood runs through our veins. Our grandmothers and great-grandmothers – themselves root-workers and prayer warriors – were women who learned the art of spiritual warfare from women like Cécile. That’s why we are so excited to introduce her to you on day 14 of Black History Bootcamp.

On today’s walk, we’ll be talking about the Haitian Revolution and the gathering at Bois Caïman. This gathering, which took place on a hot summer night in August, was the site of the first major meeting of enslaved Blacks. During which, the first major slave insurrection of the Haitian Revolution was planned. And you know who presided over that meeting? That’s, right. Cécile.

The gathering at Bois Caïman was part religious ritual and part strategic planning meeting and it set in motion the events that would lead to Haiti becoming the world’s first independent Black Republic. A nation which, to this today, is being punished for daring to rise up and free themselves by force. We’re going to talk about this and about the powerful community of leaders and activists on the ground now continuing the good fight.

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