Toussaint

MICHAEL:
Join us.
Our own Haitian Revolution up in here.
TOUSSAINT.

pg. 104

Toussaint is known as the Black Napolean, he took charge during the slave revolt in Haiti turning it into the Haitian Revolution against the French. “He helped transform the slave insurgency into a revolutionary movement. By 1800 Saint-Domingue, the most prosperous French slave colony of the time, had become the first free colonial society to have explicitly rejected race as the basis of social ranking.” (wikipedia)

Jacob Lawrence, General Toussaint L’Ouverture from the series The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture. Screenprint, 1986 (after a 1938 painting).. © Estate of Jacob Lawrence. ARS, NY and DACS, London 2017.
William H. Johnson, Toussaint l’Ouverture, Haiti, ca. 1945, oil on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.1154
Toussaint Louverture et la vieille esclave (Toussaint Louverture and the elderly slave)
Ousmane Sow 
b. 1935, Dakar, Senegal
1989 National Museum of African Art

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