To My Purpose Driven Free Thinkers aka PDFTs! May this month exceed your expectations! As we all know February is Black History Month. I don't know if you study or research Black people who significantly contributed to the Black experience during this month but personally, I don't need a month to tell me it's okay to be Black, speak on Black, or act Black. I'm always Black minded but for y'all who do celebrate Blackness on this month, do it big! As you know (or maybe don't) my book will be dropping on February 14th aka Valentines Day. It'll be available on this website on the STORE page for purchase. If you want to know the synopsis of MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD go to the Book page on this website. Also, you can check out my youtube channel VIEIS_ME to get more in-depth with my story. I'll add the link below this blog post to the video. And if all that doesn't quench your thirst for MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD, follow my IG for past and future Daily Snippets from my book. They'll always be available but after February 14th, I won't be making any new Daily Snippets from MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkyyjXJIiYU
***EDIT I will be making daily vlogs for the countdown to MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD, ending on Valentines Day! You can check them out on my Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Here's the tenth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq5T66_DXHQ
Today I'm honoring Catherine Flon. Catherine Flon was the goddaughter of Jean-Jacques Dessalines and she played a major role in the Haitian Revolution as a nurse. She isn't remembered for being a nurse though, but highly respected and honored as Haiti's heroine for sewing the first Haitian Flag on the final day of Congress in Arcahaie and she is Haiti's symbol of freedom.
In May 1803, Dessalines established Haiti's first flag by ripping apart the French flag, which made up the colors blue, white and red. Dessalines threw the white part away and had Catherine Flon stitched together the blue and red parts horizontally on May 18, 1803. Catherine Flon is celebrated on May 18, which also happens to be the Haitian Flag Day, and she's is the image on the 10 Gourdes (Haitian currency), issued on 2000.
Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Flon & http://blackwomenworldhistory.tumblr.com/post/50768900807/today-in-haitian-history-catherine-flon
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