My favorite historical topic has always been the Haitian Revolution. Imagine, slaves not only freed themselves from their plantation masters but also freed an entire island from a mighty colonial power. A Cinderella story. Unfortunately the story of Haiti has not ended in “happily ever after.” Yesterday’s 7.0 scale earthquake has devastated what was already a very fragile place.
So in honor of my favorite hero, Toussaint L’Overture, in remembrance of those who did not survive, and with hope for those who are left struggling, I ask that we, as citizens of the world, do what we can to help the victims of this disaster.