Toussaint Louverture   Born 20 May 1743  Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti)   Died 7 April 1803 (aged 59)  Fort-de-Joux

François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture nicknamed The Black Napoleon May 1743 – 7 April was the leader of the Haitian Revolution. His military genius and political acumen transformed an.

The Haitian Revolution, a SLAVE uprising, frightened even those most sympathetic to revolutionary idealism. Thomas Jefferson himself refused to acknowledge its legitimacy.

"Revenge Taken by the Black Army" from Marcus Rainsford's "An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti." Many of the book's illustrations were engraved after Rainsford's own sketches.

Frantz Derenoncourt, Jr.’s book, 'Haiti: The First Black Republic', is inspired by the true events of the Haitian Revolution |

Author Writes Children’s Book About the Haitian Revolution

"I was born a slave, but nature gave me the soul of a free man." Francois-Dominique Toussaint Louverture, a freed slave and a General in the Haitian Army, led the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804). It led to the end of slavery there and the founding of the Republic of Haiti. Revolution inspired by the American Revolution. French colony of Saint Dominge had a large slave population.

305 A Haitian postage stamp featuring Toussaint Louverture leader of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution, who emancipated the slaves and briefly established Haiti as a black-governed French protectorate.


A drama of the Black Napoleon by William DuBois. Poster for Federal Theater Project presentation in Boston; showing bust portrait of Toussaint L'Ouverture.

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1804 is a feature length documentary film about the untold history of the Haitian revolution

The Haitian Revolution is the only successful slave revolt in history, and resulted in the establishment of Haiti, the first independent black state in the New World.

haitianhistory: “Today in Haitian History - August 1798 – Toussaint Louverture negotiates with Thomas Maitland for English departure of Saint-Domingue Acting more and more as the head of.

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The Hidden History of Haiti is a feature length documentary film about the untold history of the Haitian revolution. The film is written and being produced by Tariq Nasheed, the creator of the critically acclaimed Hidden Colors documentary series.

Toussaint Louverture (180m) Historical action epic based on the life of Toussaint Louverture, who led a successful slave rebellion in the 18th century that sparked the Haitian Revolution.

Toussaint Louverture Historical action epic based on the life of Toussaint Louverture, who led a successful slave rebellion in the century that sparked the Haitian Revolution.

1849- Faustin Soulouque, President of Haiti, has himself crowned Emperor.  A freed slave, Soulouque had fought in the Haitian Revolution and worked his way up through the military of the new state.  Appointed president at age 65 by Haiti's ruling elite because they thought he would be malleable, he surprised them by establishing a secret police and removing old power brokers from their positions through layoffs and/or murders.  Soulouque's bid for personal autocracy will last almost ten…

Captioned Emperor of Haiti (Hayti) - but it is a black man in European royal clothes and European crown.

Bad@ss of the Week: Toussaint L'Ouverture -  leader of the Haitian Revolution. Died in a French Prison, Fort-de-Joux, April 7, 1803.     Louverture told his captors. “In overthrowing me, you have cut down in Saint-Domingue only the trunk of the tree of liberty.”  “It will spring up again by the roots, for they are numerous and deep.”

Touisannt L'ouverture ("The Black Napoleon"), leader of the Haitian revolution, one of the first successful overthrows of slavery in history

Haitian Revolution, 1791--Where Rousseau family plantations were destroyed and 6th G-Grandparents were killed by their slaves.  5th G-Grandfather escaped island before the revolution, tipped off by a family slave.

This photo is from the Haitian Revolution from This is a picture of a battle in Saint Domingue. The Haitian Revolution was a slave revolt for the freedom of their people, resulting in Haiti's independence January -Emma Wyman

Prejudice is a part of human society, and some eras were just awful. However, we still want to tell stories in those time periods.

Telling a Story in a Prejudiced Setting

Scene of the Battle of Vertières during the Haitian Revolution, 18 November