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Haitians built strong roots upon arrival in Boston

Fled dictatorship at home in ’60s

By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / January 17, 2010

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They started coming in the late 1960s, fleeing François Duvalier, the brutal dictator who ruled Haiti from 1957 to 1971. Those first immigrants planned to live in Boston only briefly and return to Haiti once Duvalier left and the political situation stabilized. (Full article: 472 words)

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