The Haiti Memory Project

Jean Kerson Besson

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October 27, 2010: Jean Kerson Besson is the leader of a camp in Cite Soliel that is by and for the handicapped people and the elderly. He discusses frankly the challenges of being handicapped in Haiti before and after the earthquake. Thousands of people underwent amputations after the earthquake. Kerson hopes that the earthquake will bring an end to prejudice about the handicapped in Haiti.

27 Octobre, 2010: Jean Kerson Besson est le leader d’un camp de Cité Soleil des personnes handicapés et des personnes âgées. Il aborde franchement les problèmes des handicapés en Haïti avant et après le séisme. Milliers de personnes ont été amputées après le séisme. Kerson espère que le séisme mettra un terme le préjugé contre les personnes handicapées en Haïti.

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
University of Kentucky Libraries