Haitian Politician Daniel Fignole
In 1942 he founded a newspaper called Chantiers which was against Haiti's politics. In this newspaper he criticized the black Americans who mistreated the poor black Haitians. He also campaigned for programs that cared for the poor. All these did not please the then president, Elie Lescot, and to tame Fignole down he banned the newspaper, sacked him and put him in police control. Fignole was so determined to represent the poor that he still went on campaigning for the poor who nicknamed him Professor. He became known for influencing the poor on street demonstrations.
He led Mouvement Ouvrier Paysan (Peasant Worker Movement) which included all these workers: factory, dock, hydraulic, gas station, barbers, dessert chef and laborers. He greatly fought for the rights of laborers during the pre-Duvalier era. This made his life full of spies, imprisonment and beating. Fignole became a president for three weeks but was overthrown and sent to exile for fighting for the poor. He died in 1986.
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