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February 13, 2016


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 eleventh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOLbvUtFJhQ


Today I'm honoring Marie Sainte Dédée Bazile. She lived and died around 1806. Marie Sainte Dédée Bazile is also known as Défilée and Défilée-La-Folle and is remembered for being a monumental figure in the Haitian Revolution. Dédée Bazile was born into slavery and worked as a washerwoman and a peddler during the perios of Jean-Jacques Dessalines army. During a short fight against the French troops led by Donatien-Marie-Joseph de Rochambeau, Marie witnessed the murder of her three brothers and two of her three sons. Permanently scarred by the murders, Dédée Bazile went insane yet continued to follow Dessalines's army. While walking in the streets, she yelled out "Scroll Scroll!" later that become Donatien-Marie-Joseph's nickname. Dédée Bazile pontificated about avenging her son's murders and had the Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines watch Donatien-Marie-Joseph and she kept her eyes on him tirelessly.


On October 17, 1806, Emperor Dessalines was ambushed by his former comrades Alexandre Pétion, Jean-Pierre Boyer, André Rigaud and Bruno Blanchet who all turned against Emperor because they believed Dessalines's view of agrarian reform and his authoritarian position was a threat to them. He was murdered at Red Bridge, north of Port-au-Prince. His body was penetrated with several gunshots, and his fingers were cut to steal his gold rings. His body was brought to Port-au-Prince by the group and they handed the crowd stones to further defile Dessalines's body. While many children partook in stoning Dessalines's dead body, Dédée Bazile approached the group of children who revealed the body belonged to Dessalines. Her face was visibly distraught, and she ran looking for a sack to put Dessalines's mutilated body to transport it to the city cemetery. General Pétion paid a couple of soldiers to bury Jean-Jaques Dessalines. 


Dédée Bazile is honored as one of the four most symbolic heroines of the Haitian Independence, as well as Sanité Bélair, Catherine Flon, and Cécile Fatiman.


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A9d%C3%A9e_Bazile & https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A9d%C3%A9e_Bazile

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