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Martha Jean-Claude 21 March — 14 November was a Haitian writer, civil rights activistentertainer, and composer. She was born in Port-au-PrinceHaiti and was well known internationally during her life and could perform in many languages.
She incorporated Haitian folklore and Voodou lyrics into her performances. She spoke out against Haitian authorities who were exploiting the Haitian people. She was arrested in during the administration of President Paul Eugene Magloire after publishing her play "Anriette". Officials considered it to be directed toward and against the government at that time. When she was arrested she was pregnant but was released two days before giving birth. Jean-Claude was exiled to Cuba on 20 December She was married to Victor Marabala Cuban journalist.
Jean-Claude was well-known to the Hispanic communities who admired her talent and activism. She was featured in radio and television broadcasts in Cuba. She starred in a movie in with the Cuban-Mexican actress Ninon Sevilla. Cuba has claimed her as a great artist of that country.
She traveled and visited almost all the nations of Central and South America and Angola. She also spoke in Panama against those who violated basic human rights in that country. She wrote and performed political songs. She returned to Haiti in She died in Ma Pral Mare Lalo - Martha Jean Claude - Martha Jean Claude Cuba on 14 Novemberaged 82, at her home there.
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