The Haitian Roundtable Unveils The 1804 List for 2016

Thought leaders, trailblazers, rising stars and unsung heroes

The Haitian Roundtable will celebrate the 2016 edition of its 1804 List of Haitian-American Changemakers and Ones to Watch on November 12. The 1804 List recognizes 30 Haitian-Americans who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, have been proven forces for change, and have helped to create a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community. This year’s list includes a renowned authority on pediatric AIDS, a composer who is transforming choral music, the president of a historically-black university, a White House official, a Miami judge, a foundation officer, a TV network correspondent, an entertainment industry powerhouse and several entrepreneurs.

For the first time in the history of the 1804 List, the Haitian Roundtable will present the Catherine Flon Award in honor of the heroic woman who sewed the first Haitian flag. The inaugural recipient of the Catherine Flon Award is legendary performing artist Emeline Michel.

HRT 1804 List 2016

The 1804 List, named in honor of Haiti’s year of independence, recognizes 25 Haitian-Americans Changemakers and 5 Ones To Watch who are thought leaders, trailblazers, rising stars or unsung heroes who, through their deeds and accomplishments, have helped to create a better understanding of Haiti and the Haitian community. For the first time in HRT’s history we will present the Catherine Flon Award to an extraordinary individual from the Haitian Community whose contributions and accomplishments are worldwide. A Recognition Ceremony and Reception will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM at My Image Studios in Harlem. The 1804 List continues a worthwhile tradition of showcasing the best in the Haitian community to the world. For more info about the HRT email us at

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