Jacques Antoine Dorcely, a native born Haitian immigrant, is a New York State Certified School Psychologist, Inventor, Artist, and Writer, as well as a recipient of various US official certificates and citations. On September 11, 2001, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published his invention: Directed Interactive Presentation and Response System with Translation Feature (DIPRS & TF). In 2005, the first prototype, a Chinese-English Speech-to-Speech Translation System, was developed at Stony Brook University. Dorcely is the author of “Toussaint Louverture: A Missing hero from American History” and “The Tam- Tam Is Still Inspiring.” In his biography of Toussaint Louverture, the author reminds us that this unsung hero deserves to have a Memorial Day in the United States, not only for his major contribution to this country’s expansion and economic development, but more importantly, for his emergence as a “symbol of freedom for not only Blacks but also for all humanity,” to repeat the late French president, Francois Mitterrand.
Please support Dorcely’s petition “For a Toussaint Louverture Memorial Day on April 7 to be on the US Calendar” and help us make his dream a reality for our present and future generations.