HAHS History

hahs-logo-originalHAHS is a 501(c) (3), non-profit organization supported by numerous public officials at the local, state, and federal level. HAHS is dedicated to investigating fully any past instances in American history where there have been Haitian contributions. HAHS seeks to maintain the truth and accuracy in historical events pertaining to Haitians and people of Haitian descent. The goal of HAHS is to teach current and future generations to appreciate the role and contributions of Haitians to both American society and other parts of the world. This is especially important for the upcoming generations of Haitian decent who are on the verge of losing their identity and connection to Haiti. HAHS intends to promote acceptance and cooperation between Haitians, Haitian-Americans and others of African descent to a better appreciation of this common heritage. Founded In 2001, HAHS’ Board has been working tirelessly to highlight Haitians’ contributions to America and the world.

HAHS is well known for
o Haitian Memorial Monument in Savannah, Georgia – U.S.A.
o Haitian Historical Museum in North Miami, Florida – U.S.A 2007-2014
o On-site history related educational program
o HAHS’ Historians that can come to your site and speak with youth groups
o Quality trained-counselors and professors to work with youth groups
o Interactive programs and DVDs
o Bus tours for all kinds of group

Chairman – Mr. Daniel Fils-Aime Sr

Daniel-Fils-AimeMr. Daniel Fils-Aimé Sr. has been working in the Haitian Community for over 20 years. He is the Founder/Chairman of the Haitian American Historical Society (HAHS), a nonprofit 501(c ) (3) organization that built the Haitian Memorial Monument in Savannah, Georgia. This great organization is dedicated to educate and promote Haitian history through art and cultural events for a better understanding of the rich history and positive cooperation between Haitians, Haitian-Americans and others. Founder/President of Miami Minibus Transportation Service Inc., he has been providing ground transportation services to the residents of Miami-Dade County for over 20 years; he is also the co-founder of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florid (HACCOF). After completing his high school at Lycée Pétion in Port-au-Prince Haiti, Mr. Fils-Aimé traveled to Montréal, Canada where he studied Mechanical and Technical Diesel at Avalon Technical School. Upon his arrival in the United States, he studied Diesel Mechanic at Robert Technical School in Brooklyn; he worked for Greyhound Bus Transportation Service in New York as a Diesel Mechanic Technician, supervisor and driver for over 15 years. Mr. Fils-Aimé studied Realty and Appraisal at Miami Dade College in Miami, Ground Transportation Specialty Surface Transit and Rail at Florida International University (FIU).

Professor Jean Claude Exulien

Professor-Jean-Claude-ExulienMr. Jean Claude Exulien was born in Port-au-Prince. He attended L’Université D’Haiti where in 1961 he earned a B.A. in Anthropology and in 1968 a B. A. in Economics. He is the founder of the National Theater of Haiti which opened in 1972. He came to Miami on May 8, 1977. Mr. Jean Claude Exulien was one of the first three employees of the Haitian American Community Association of Dade County (H.A.C.A.D.) from 1977-1979. He was also one of the founding members of Konbit Libète. Mr. Jean Claude Exulien is a well-recognized historian on Haiti. He currently works as an instructor and program director at the Center for Information and Orientation in Little Haiti. He resides in the heart of little Haiti, where he has lived for over twenty-nine years with his wife and four children.

Professor Claude Charles

Professor-Jean-Claude-CharlesMr. Claude Charles was born in Arcahaie, Haiti; he earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Port-au-Prince and a B. A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Nice, France. After completing his studies in France, he came to the United States in June of 1972 and resided in New York from 1972 to 1975 where he earned a M.A. in Comparative Literature from the City College of New York. Mr. Charles moved to Miami and settled in the area west of Miami Shores in April of 1976. He worked with the University of Miami.