W.E.B DuBois- One of the great minds of the 20th century was the son of a Haitian, Alfred DuBois. W.E.B DuBois was the first African to earn a PhD from Harvard, wrote the first scientific book on the trades, and was a committed activist who helped to found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Jean Baptise DuSable- Was a Haitian, who founded the great city of Chicago, IL. Besides the indigenous people (Indians), he was the first Non-Indian settler on the land of the Chicago natives.
Henri Christophe- At the age of 12, he was sent with a contingent of over 2,000 Haitian soldiers to support the American Revolution at the battle of Savannah in 1779. France, which controlled Haiti at that time, was America’s first ally. Christophe was later to become a major leader of the Haitian Revolution against France in 1791.