Some people call it the original Black Lives Matter movement. Author Francie Latour from the racial justice project Wee The People takes us on a trip to one of her favorite places, Haiti. She’ll read from her book Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings, and teach us about the heroes of the Haitian Revolution, whose rebellion inspired Black resistance movements around the world. We’ll learn about four freedom fighters who broke the chains of slavery. 

Download Haitian Hero coloring sheets to color along!

Video recording of a virtual workshop with Francie Latour

This workshop took place on Zoom on June 25, 2021, as part of Play Date: Summer Stories: Chapter 1

Explore related ICA Watershed exhibition by artist Firelei Báez who through her newest sculpture she reimagines the archeological ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace in Haiti. 

Download Haitian Hero coloring sheets to color along!

Find upcoming Play Date events on our ICA Kids calendar and more activities to do as a family on our Art Lab page!

Author Bio

Francie Latour is a mother, writer, educator, and radical truth-teller. She co-founded and directs Wee The People, a pioneering social justice project based in Boston. She’s the author of the prize-winning children’s book Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings, a story of Haitian identity and heritage told through the eyes of a young Haitian-American girl.