Haitian Revolution. First black republic, first independent nation in Latin America, and first nation to receive its independence with a successful slave revolt. #Ayiti

Haitian Revolution. First black republic, first independent nation in Latin America, and first nation to receive its independence with a successful slave revolt. #Ayiti

Boukman Boukman was a Hougan, or Voodoo priest, whose death was considered a catalyst to the slave uprising that marked the beginnig of the Haitian Revolution. His name came from his English nickname "Book Man" which he earned due to his ability to read.

Boukman Boukman was a Hougan, or Voodoo priest, whose death was considered a catalyst to the slave uprising that marked the beginnig of the Haitian Revolution. His name came from his English nickname "Book Man" which he earned due to his ability to read.

Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue At Savannah 1779, from wikipedia consisting of over 500 gens de couleur—free men of color from Saint-Domingue—fought on the French side. Henri Christophe, who later became king of independent Haiti, is thought to have been among these troops. Many other less notable Haitians served in this unit and formed the officer class of the rebel armies in the Haitian Revolution, especially in the North Province around today's Cap Haitien where the unit was…

Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue At Savannah 1779, from wikipedia consisting of over 500 gens de couleur—free men of color from Saint-Domingue—fought on the French side. Henri Christophe, who later became king of independent Haiti, is thought to have been among these troops. Many other less notable Haitians served in this unit and formed the officer class of the rebel armies in the Haitian Revolution, especially in the North Province around today's Cap Haitien where the unit was…

Jean Jacques Dessalines, hero of the Haitian Revolution.      The recent presentation from Black History Studies entitled "Slavery Is Not Our History" detailed many of the ways in which enslaved African people liberated themselves and fought against kidnapping, genocide and mass enslavement in Africa, on board the slave ships, on many Caribbean islands, and in South America and the United States.

Jean Jacques Dessalines, hero of the Haitian Revolution. The recent presentation from Black History Studies entitled "Slavery Is Not Our History" detailed many of the ways in which enslaved African people liberated themselves and fought against kidnapping, genocide and mass enslavement in Africa, on board the slave ships, on many Caribbean islands, and in South America and the United States.

Toussaint Louverture (1743 – 1803) Leader of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution, who emancipated the slaves and briefly established Haiti as a black-governed French protectorate. by eve

Toussaint Louverture (1743 – 1803) Leader of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution, who emancipated the slaves and briefly established Haiti as a black-governed French protectorate. by eve

The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) was a slave revolt in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which culminated in the elimination of slavery...

The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) was a slave revolt in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which culminated in the elimination of slavery...

Why is Haiti So Poor? Complete History of the Mostly Unknown Haitian Revolution - YouTube

Why is Haiti So Poor? Complete History of the Mostly Unknown Haitian Revolution - YouTube

Haiti, known as the "jewel of the islands", was the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean, the first black-led republic in the world, and the second republic in the Americas when it gained independence in 1804 as part of a successful slave revolution lasting nearly a decade. Our Heroes Toussaint Louverture and Jean Jacques Dessaline.

Haiti, known as the "jewel of the islands", was the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean, the first black-led republic in the world, and the second republic in the Americas when it gained independence in 1804 as part of a successful slave revolution lasting nearly a decade. Our Heroes Toussaint Louverture and Jean Jacques Dessaline.

Saint-Domingue Louveterre- It was one the most profitable French colonies producing tobacco & sugar cane via slave labor.

Saint-Domingue Louveterre- It was one the most profitable French colonies producing tobacco & sugar cane via slave labor.

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.

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.

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