March 21, 2018

According to Dr. Phillip Tucker, Black Haitians, the early 1800s, supported Mexico in the war against Spanish Slavery in Texas but historians have traditionally ignored this. According to Tucker, the revolution in Haiti, between 1791 and 1804, signaled the triumph of freedom against slave owners not only in Haiti but in the Americas as a whole. Spanish slavery was coming down in Central and South America as a result of the brave fight by black Haitians rebels under the leadership of black general Toussaint L’Ouverture. The interesting point for Mexico and the United States at the time was that it created panic among slave owners in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and other slave holding states. It also sent a message to Spain that slavery was on its way out if Mexican revolutionaries had their way. Spain was overthrown in 1821 and it 1829 slavery was abolished which sent shock waves among Texas slave owner settlers.  




After Haiti became free, the Haitian Republic supported the liberation struggles of Native people in South America and elsewhere in their war against oppressive Spanish control. The liberator of South America, Simone Bolivar, sought Haiti’s help in battles in Venezuela and Columbia, and Haiti was willing to help. They also wanted to help Mexican revolutionaries defeat Spain and rid the Americas of slavery.  According to researcher Dr. Phillip Tucker, "More symbolic in regard to a direct revolutionary connection to Texas that has been long ignored by historians, the Republic of Haiti's president in the south Alexander Petion, also waged war against slavery. This mulatto son of a slave mother and a white French master and one of the Haitian Revolution's heroes dispatched Haitian troops in 1816 to Texas in a bold liberation effort. As early as 1812, Haitian revolutionaries led the way in attempting to destroy slavery in the Caribbean and along its basin . . . . about 200 French-speaking Haitian soldiers were sent by ship to Texas to join the struggle to free Texas and end Spanish rule and slavery. Long absent from the pages of traditional Texas history books, the most forgotten and among the first anti-slavery fighting men in the annals of Texas history were black Haitians. These black, white, and Tejano troops united with rebels under Francisco Xavier Mina, an experienced Spanish guerrilla chieftain who fought against Napoleon's occupation of his native Spain, who arrived at Galveston Island I November 1816."


Aside from a smaller rebellion by black slaves in Mexico, Haiti became the first independent nation in Latin America. Some argue that Haiti’s revolution amounted to very little, but the largest slave rebellion in the United States was sparked by the Haitian Revolution. The German Coast uprising, of 1811, was the largest uprising of black slaves in U.S. history. It took place in St. Charles and St. John Parishes in Louisiana. This rebellion is but another example of a historical cover-up of the importance of slave rebellions in Haiti and the United States. To this day, little is said about the revolt and no historical works existed until 2014. This was also true of the black Haitians that helped Mexico overthrown Spanish rule and their eugenic method of slavery. 


According to online Wiki sources, which are pretty accurate, “Since 1995, the African American History Alliance of Louisiana has led an annual commemoration at Norco . . . . where they have been joined by some descendants of members of the revolt. The Whitney Plantation, in St. John the Baptist Parish, opened in 2014 and is the first plantation museum in the country dedicated to the slave experience. The Whitney Plantation includes a memorial and information to commemorate the 1811 Slave Uprising of the German Coast.” In Texas, we have been the victims of some of the most distorted history telling. Every attempt has been made to talk and expose as little as possible black contributions and revolts in Texas history. What racist historians do in Texas is to lionize blacks that helped slave owners or invent stories, like the Yellow Rose of Texas, which are entirely false. 


The Alamo story is mostly fabrication, the story of the slave owner rebellion of the confederate states in Texas is fabrication, the story of Emily Morgan is fabrication, the story of black colleges is filled with fabrication as slave owners burned Freedmen Schools and created black colleges that would serve as brainwashing institutions for many years. The real histories of blacks are ignored or twisted so that they lose their real meanings. Why would want to celebrate blacks that fought for slave owners and thereby betrayed the ideals of human dignity? We need to look at the real history of blacks in the United States, Mexico, and across the globe.



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