On Jan. 1, 1804, slaves in Haiti defeated the French and made Haiti the world’s first black republic. The country’s bicolor flag is celebrated every May 18 during Haitian Heritage Month, and during Miami's Haitian Compas Festival. The festival is celebrating 20 years on May 19 with its showcase at Mana Wynwood.
On Jan. 1, 1804, slaves in Haiti defeated the French and made Haiti the world’s first black republic. The country’s bicolor flag is celebrated every May 18 during Haitian Heritage Month, and during Miami's Haitian Compas Festival. The festival is celebrating 20 years on May 19 with its showcase at Mana Wynwood. MATIAS J. OCNER For the Miami Herald
On Jan. 1, 1804, slaves in Haiti defeated the French and made Haiti the world’s first black republic. The country’s bicolor flag is celebrated every May 18 during Haitian Heritage Month, and during Miami's Haitian Compas Festival. The festival is celebrating 20 years on May 19 with its showcase at Mana Wynwood. MATIAS J. OCNER For the Miami Herald

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