Runner Up - Erika Dovey - Dorset

3rd Place: Erika Dovey, Parkstone Grammar School (Dorset). 

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In a powerful speech which was awarded 3rd place, Erika declares that the Haitian Revolution was the biggest failure of the Age of Revolutions. She argues that Haiti achieved independence in name only because Haitians were not given the freedom to continue to strive for what the revolution stood for, and that the full narrative of colonialism is disguised by ongoing oppressive factors which are nurtured by a western-centred historiography.

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