The above image is entitled, "Neg Maron" or "Brown Man." It depicts a slave, blowing a conch shell, while holding a machete in his other hand with a broken chain and handcuff. This is a symbol of slavery and freedom, the conch was used to call escaped slaves to gather while in hinding; the machete was used to fight off the French, and was used to cut down sugar cane; and the broken chains symbolize slaves breaking from bondage and reclaiming their freedom.

The full history of Haiti, as with any other country, is long complicated and rich. There are many imprtant events in Haiti's history, one of the earliest and most defining moments being, when a slave rebellion led to the creation of the first free black state. In Cap Haitian there was an important battle in the fight for independence, a memorial now stands on the site, called Vertiers.

Toussaint L'Ouverture, was a main figure and general during the fight against the French. After defeating the French army lead by Napoleon, L'Ouverture was captured and taken to France where he was inprissioned in the Bastille, where he stayed there until he died. On January 1, 1804, Haiti was free from French enslavement and rule, and the first free black/slave country.

After the independence was established, Haiti's first king, was Henry Christoph, and his castel was called Citadel. Located in Cap Haitian, the castle took fourteen years to complete, but because of his cruelty, the workers turned on the king right before the completion. Scared of what would be done to him, Christoph killed himself, rather than be taken alive.