with On this day (August in 1791 in Haiti 100000 enslaved Africans rose up and overthrew both the French colonizers and slavery itself establishing the first independent Black republic outside of Africa which has been under constant siege ever since.
Author Writes Children’s Book About the Haitian Revolution
Sanité Bélair Haitian Freedom fighter fought in the Haitian Revolution. Not much is known about her life, but she was a freewoman of color who joined the Haitian resistance under Toussaint L’Ouverture and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. She married a fellow revolutionary and together they mobilized entire populations of enslaved people against the French. Sanite’s last words were recorded as “Liberty! No to slavery!”
Burning of the Plaine du Cap, a slave uprising. Image depicts native people (slaves) committing violence against French colonists.
When the Haitian revolution broke out, Toussaint L'Ouverture did not originally take part in the violence -- at least, that is, until the British became involved. Learn more about Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Haitian revolution in this podcast.
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.
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
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.