Black History Month: Henri Christophe

Dorana Saint-Fort, staff writter

For this weeks SJW and  in honor of black history month, brought to you by Mr. Gira, we highlight: Henri Christophe.

Henri Christophe was an influential Haitian leader who played a significant role in the American Revolution, serving in the French unit in Savannah, Georgia in 1780.  A former slave and key leader in the Haitian Revolution, Christophe was among the five hundred forty-five Haitian free slaves known as the Fontages Legion, fighting for the freedom of men and women in America who desired to be freed from the shackles of oppression.