July 26, 2007

Haitian Citadel


On the Highest Mountain in Haiti, King Christophe led his troops from an impenetrable Citadel against European Slavers and settlers defeating them and creating the first ever black republic.

4 comments:

Sarita Kolhatkar said...

Love it - nice idea. Inspired by the Black Panther, maybe? Nonetheless, this is nice stuff - A Black Republic flag would be nice too.

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LampshadeMan said...

I, for one, am shocked and appauled that they formed their own black republic and were not enslaved. Other than that minor detail, good stuff. Really well incorporated into the perspective of the picture!

Mel said...

An interesting note of history... The slave revolt didn't start at the citadel. In fact the citadel was built by a Haitian king - probably more cruel than the slavers.

Here's a National Geographic article:
http://books.google.com/books?id=pYl_AAAAMAAJ&pg=RA2-PA468