Words From The Wise: Professor Bayyinah Bello

“The Haitian Revolution did not begin in 1791, it began the day the first white person went to Africa and began to kidnap people in Africa. They did not just sit down and let themselves be taken away. They fought.”

– Professor Bayyinah Bello


Certain events throughout African history, I didn’t learn about until after I finished school, and the Haitian Revolution was one of those. So far, my go-to scholar has been Professor Bayyinah Bello. And it’s only right that I share the following information with you all.

Professor Bayinah Bello is a Haitian historian, teacher, writer, and humanitarian. She earned a secretarial degree, a college degree in education, a Masters in linguistics, and certificates in interpreting. She developed a passion for the Arabic language, which allowed her to explore other literary and historical visions. Today, she runs the Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité Bonheur Dessalines Foundation, also called “Fondasyon Félicité,” named after the wife of Haitian revolutionary Jean-Jacques Dessalines.

I want to share a few videos of hers that I found interesting. Professor Bello discusses the Haitian Revolution in its entirety. If you’d like to address any of the following content, feel free to comment below.

Until Next Time…






Bayyinah Bello (Biography). (n.d.). Retrieved July 23, 2019, from http://www.lesproductionsyd.com/Staff_bb.html

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