History of Haiti
Nèg Mawon is the statue most identified with Haiti, which remains intact after the earthquake. It still stands in front of the once Grand National Palace.
"Nèg Mawon at once embodies the marooned man, the runaway slave and the free man. He symbolizes the complex history of the Haitian people; stolen from Africa, marooned on an island and liberated through a brave and radical revolution. Shackles broken, machete in hand, the free man does not hide; rather he blows a conch to gather others to fight for the freedom and dignity of all people. For the self-evident truth - that all men are created equal. Nèg Mawon is the indefatigable spirit of Haiti's people, a people profoundly and proudly woven into their history.