1950 ( in Haiti )
"His story begins with his father, Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier. A middle-class physician, “Papa Doc” became the leading opposition figure in Haiti in the 1950s and was elected president in 1957, later declaring himself president for life." -http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/01/18/haitis-%E2%80%...
This is Haiti soccer team and this is very important to the Haitians in the 1950s because it was there only sign of hope.
"At this time in the 1950s the Duvalier family were still in power. they were very harsh and were bad bad rulers. So bad that lots of people hade to leave the place. Overall, Duvalier's policies had no positive effect in Haiti. According to the United Nations (UN), Haiti was the only country in the world that did not experience real economic growth for most of the 1950s"- http://countrystudies.us/haiti/45.htm this shows that the ruling in Haiti was not good. i can tell this because there was no economic groth in haiti at this time.
in 1950 Army officer Paul Magloire is elected president. Magloire resigns after rioting breaks out; the army takes control of the government again. then in 1957 papa doc was elected president.
after papa doc died the reign of horror did not die with him... his son bebe doc went into power and was no better of a leader Until the late 1950s, only about five hundred Haitians permanently immigrated to the U.S. each year, while another 3,000 came temporarily as tourists, students, or businesspeople.
this is a photo of the Haitian army that soon took over the government in Haiti. then papa doc came.
Duvalier was stricken by a heart attack in 1959
the 1950 was not a good time for the Haitians, no one was making any money and was more of a third world country than anything. Lots of there people lived in poverty.
François Duvalier (French pronunciation: [fʁɑ̃swa dyvalje]; 14 April 1907 – 21 April 1971), also known as ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier, was the President of Haiti from 1957 to 1971. He opposed a military coup d'état in 1950 and was elected as President in 1957 on a populist and black nationalist platform. His rule, based on a purged military, a rural militia known as the Tonton Macoute, and the use of a personality cult and voodoo, resulted in the murder of an estimated 30,000 Haitians and the exile of many more.
Prior to his rule, Duvalier, who was a physician by profession, was known for successfully fighting diseases and acquired the nickname 'Papa Doc' ("Daddy Doc[tor]" in French). He took the title of President for Life in 1964 and remained in power until he died in 1971. He was succeeded by his son, Jean-Claude, who was nicknamed "Baby Doc". - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Duvali...
i think the main reason why all those people left haiti was because of papa doc and the affects of his ruling.