On this day, January 1st 1804, Haïtians led by Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared the independence and the sovereignty of Haïti from France.

Nan jou sa a, 1ye janvye 1804, Ayisyen ki te dirije pa Jean-Jacques Dessalines te deklare endepandans la ak souvrènte Ayiti soti nan Lafrans.

They fought for their freedom and for the end of slavery. They won, against overwhelming odds.

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