Famous Haitian - Haitian Celebrities
A Caribbean country in North America, Haiti is the land of the high mountains. If history is to be believed, French fondly referred to the country as the Pearl of the Antilles. This was primarily because Haiti was rich both in terms of natural beauty and accumulated wealth. In fact, it was the richest colony owned by the European powers of that time. Taking the legacy of the richness forward were its nationals, Haitians, as they are known as who contributed extensively to the country’s rich political, economic, art and cultural background through their personal endeavours. Interestingly, apart from national heroes, Haiti has served as the home of many migrant Haitians who have created quite a niche for themselves and their homeland in foreign countries. Did you know that the famous singer Usher, NBA player Blake Griffith, rapper Tony Yayo and actor Jamie Hector are all Haitian descents? Additionally, there have been numerous Haitian nationals, who have done their country proud through their works. Jean Michael-Basquiat was a highly prolific painter who infused African and Caribbean culture in his canvas. Haitian women have also made noteworthy contribution. Edwidge Danticat is an award-wining writer best known for her works, ‘Breath, Eyes, Memory’ and ‘The Dew Breaker’. Read this section to find more about famous Haitians.
Find out more about the greatest Haitians, including Jean-Claude Duvalier, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Edwidge Danticat, Michel Martelly and François Duvalier.
The Most Famous Haitian
|Michel Martelly||February 12, 1961||Haitian||Michel Martelly is currently the President of Haiti|
|Edwidge Danticat||January 19, 1969||Haitian||Edwidge Danticat is a Haitian-American author whose literary works emphasize on the lives of women and their relationships|
|Jean-Claude Duvalier||July 3, 1951||Haitian||Jean-Claude Duvalier was the President of Haiti who was infamous for his corrupt regime|
|Jean-Bertrand Aristide||July 15, 1953||Haitian||Jean-Bertrand Aristide was the first elected President of Haiti|