Haitian Revolution of 1804 is a singular event in history. An
people rose up, broke their chains and established a new state.
Haiti was a beacon of inspiration to millions of enslaved people,
and helped spark the worldwide anti-slavery movement. This year
marks the 200th anniversary of that revolution. Through two turbulent
centuries, Haiti’s history illuminates an often-overlooked
facet of globalization and its relationship to a people’s
struggle for freedom and survival.