The Haitian Revolution lasted 13 years before the nation, known then as Saint-Domingue, gained independence from France and became the world’s first free black republic. It actually took two declarations to achieve that historic marker: Toussaint L’Ouverture led the island slave revolt to a short-lived victory over British and Spanish colonizers in [...]
April 15th marks the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking in the Atlantic.
The anniversary holds special meaning for Palatine’s Christine LeBrun, whose ancestor is believed to be the only black man on the ship’s maiden voyage. But according to LeBrun, 35, this detail is still generally disregarded, despite the numerous duplicated narratives.