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hundred years ago. That’s one version of the story. Another is that he brought the workmen from Haiti, and they made it here.” “So there’s a connection between Haiti the country and Hayti the neighborhood? Beyond the name?” “Oh, absolutely. Dr. Moore was the one who named it, supposedly. You’ll fi nd neighborhoods named Hayti all across the South. Because of Toussaint L’Overture, of course, and the fi rst independent black nation in the hemisphere, and the only successful revolution in history by slaves of African descent. Did you know Britain sent more troops to protect their slave trade in Haiti than they sent to fi ght the American Revolution? It was only after the Haitians beat them and the French both that they fi nally started to pass laws against slavery.” “Did you know that your ‘weathervane’ is a vévé?” Michael asked. “A voodoo symbol?” “I’ve heard that theory,” Franklin said. “It’s not a theory, it’s true. It represents Erzulie, a sort of love goddess.” “How do you know that?” Charles
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