Charlemagne Massena Peralte was a leader in Haiti. He stood against the US Invasion of his country in 1915. He led fighters called the Cacos against the US forces in Haiti. The US needed to get more soldiers because Peraite was difficult to stop. Peralte is a hero in Haiti today.
Solange Pierre or Sonia Pierre, was a human rights activist in the Dominican Republic. She worked to end antihaitianismo, which is discrimination against people of Haitian origin either born in Haiti or in the Dominican Republic. For this work, she won the 2006 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. In 2010 she received the International Women of Courage Award from the United States Department of State.
Claude Barthelemy was a Haitian footballer. He played at both professional and international levels as a striker. He played for AS Capoise between 1961 and 1964, then joined Racing Club Haitien until 1967. He played one season for the Detroit Cougars in 1968. He played for the national team between 1965 and 1977.
Ernst Jean-Joseph was a Haitian football midfielder. He played for Haiti in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. He played for Violette A.C. and briefly for Chicago Sting.
Josaphat-Robert Large was a Haitian-American poet, novelist and art critic. His novel, Les terres entourees de larmes won the Prix litteraire des Caraïbes in 2003. He was born in Jeremie, Haiti. Large was a member of La Societe des Gens de Lettres de France and of the PEN Club America. Large died of cancer in New York City on October 28, 2017 at the age of 74.
Jean Baptiste Point du Sable
Jean Baptiste Point du Sable was the founder of the city of Chicago, Illinois in c. 1770s. Point du Sable was the first person to live in the city. He settled around where today the Chicago River is located at. He left Chicago in 1800. Point du Sable was born around the 1750s. His birthplace is not known. Many people say that he was born in Haiti. Point du Sable died on August 18, 1818 in St. Charles, Missouri.