A Haitian Slave Turned Emperor Brings Celebration and Controversy to Brooklyn

A Haitian Slave Turned Emperor Brings Celebration and Controversy to Brooklyn,” by Jeffery C. Mays

August 18, 2018

“But the naming of Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard — along Rogers Avenue between Farragut Road and Eastern Parkway — and the neighborhood designation were not without complications.

Some felt Little Haiti was redundant because the area had previously been christened Little Caribbean by another group. And the street co-naming was delayed because of Dessalines’s controversial history…”