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a875: RE: a861: Re: a842: Toussaint GINOU Louverture (Saint-Viladds.. .) (fwd)

From: Karen Davis <kdavis@marygrove.edu>

Yes. The name of the seat of kingship for the Adja-Fon people of Dahomey is
normally now spelled "Allada." The present king of Allada, his historian,
scholars from the National University of Benin, and Prof. Guerin Montilus, a
Haitian scholar at Wayne State University who has studied at Allada for 30
years, are in continuing participation in preservation of this history.
There is now a statue erected to Toussaint Louverture at Allada--when I
visited there for the 2nd time in the year 2000, the statue had been painted
in bright colors. The history of Toussaint is well known in Benin.

Karen F. Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Head of Humanities Department
Marygrove College
Detroit, Michigan 48221 USA
Telephone: 313-927-1352
email: kdavis@marygrove.edu

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bob Corbett [SMTP:corbetre@webster.edu]
> Sent:	Wednesday, February 20, 2002 9:08 PM
> To:	Haiti mailing list
> Subject:	a861:  Re: a842: Toussaint GINOU Louverture (Saint-Vil
> adds...) (fwd)
> From: Adrien Bance <abance@sympatico.ca>
> > From: Jean Saint-Vil <jafrikayiti@hotmail.com>
> > Toussaint Ginou Louverture was the grandson of King Gaou Ginou (of the
> > Aradas people).
> What are the historical evidences of this ancestry? Did any scholar find
> in
> Dahomey (Benin) traces of this Gaou    G(u)inou as a king (chief?) in the
> Arada's history. Thanks for your informations.
> Adrien Bance
> Montreal