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Legacy of 1804 on Bwa Kayiman Part 2 #LOF1804 (Replay)

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Join host Alice Backer from and guests Dr. Jerry and Yvrose Gilles of as we rehash the historic Bwa Kayiman ceremony on its anniversary.

The ceremony and kickoff of the 13 year war that eventually led to the creation of Haiti and to Haiti freeing itself from slavery is believed to have taken place some time between August 14th 1791 and August 21st, 1791.

Find out what the true purpose of the ceremony was and what was really sacrificed there as well as riveting historical details (citing sources) regarding it. Also, find out who its leaders were and what motivated their quest for freedom.

Lastly, was the ceremony merely religious or was it a religious gathering in preparation for a long war for freedom?

(This is a rebrodcast from August 2014 so no calls will be taken tonight.)