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  "THE HAYTIEN BUILDING - Of all the foreign governments taking part in the World's Fair, the Republic of Hayti was first to complete its national structure. January 2nd, 1893, on the nineteenth anniversary of the independence of the island, the building portrayed in the engraving, which shows its proximity to the beautiful "German House, was dedicated in the presence of an audience composed of Exposition officials and colored citizens of Chicago. Fred Douglas delivered the principal address. This structure was notable as expressing the civilization of a race long oppressed and last to receive its freedom. It was erected in the Southern colonial style, with broad galleries, and its pediment contained an original decoration. In the main room reclined a small marble statue called "La Reverie," by Laforestrie, a native sculptor, and in various parts of this room were mementos of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Haytien leader, who was betrayed, imprisoned, and practically destroyed by Napoleon. A large painting of President Hippolyte hung on the north wall, and cases filled with elegant needle work, military dress, and goldsmith's goods were displayed. A restaurant was kept in the southern part of this building, at which colored people found it agreeable to refresh themselves, for notwithstanding the protestations of the colored people and in defiance of the laws, the race line is still sharply drawn in the great Northern cities. It may thus be opined that the Haytien Building was a welcome addition to the group in Jackson Park."
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