CAMPAIGN TO MAKE OCTOBER 2ND A MEMORIAL DAY/REMEMBERANCE DAY OFFICIALLY IN HAITI
On October 2nd 1937, Dominican Republic
president Leonidas Trujillo pursuing a policy of ethnic cleansing and displaying a
character of epithetic megalomania set off the massacre of up to 30,000 Haitians living
peacefully in the Dominican Republic.
Astonishingly, a settlement was reached later between Haiti
and Dominican Republic for a mere $750,000 of which only $500,000 were ever paid to the
Haitian authorities. You can do the math and figure what a Haitians life is worth.
Even slavery did not take that many Haitian souls in such a short time.
We cannot and we will not forget those Haitians whom at the
time of their assassinations wondered what did they do wrong to deserve to die.
My fellow contemporary Haitians, let us join our hands
together and remember those Haitians that perished in October 1937 all for just being
blacks; let us pull our resources together and campaign to make October 2nd a
day of remembrances as well as a memorial day in honor of all Haitians who made the
ultimate sacrifice over the past 200+ years pursing their dream of a better Haiti.