April 22, 2017

Portrait of General Fabre Geffrard, President of Haiti, 1859

Geffrard was one of the collaborators in the coup to remove Emperor Faustin I. He would later express support for the US abolition movement, give a state funeral for John Brown and even assist in the blockade of the Confederacy.
The Illustrated London News, 29 October 1859. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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