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James Theodore Holly, the first African-American bishop in the Episcopal Church, was especially attracted to Haiti because of its successful slave revolt against the French in 1803, causing Napoleon to abandon his dreams of a French empire in the New World – and to sell the giant Louisiana Territory to the United States. Holly established churches, schools and medical missions throughout Hispaniola; the Diocese of Haiti is now the largest in the Episcopal Church.

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