Before Independence, Systemized Slavery in Haiti (French)Listen /
March 25, 2012 will be observed as the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
In this series of programmes produced in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, UN Radio honours the memories of the millions of people who have suffered and died because of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, their struggles for freedom, what legacies remain and the lessons that could or should heave been learned.
In this segment, we explore the intricacies of slavery in Saint-Domingue, the French colony which would become independent under the name of Haiti.
This is an excerpt with Buteau Pierre, a Haitian historian. (Programme in French)
Duration : 8'25''