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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.

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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.

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

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Telling a Story in a Prejudiced Setting

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

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Jean-Jacques Dessalines... In the back of this picture is the Haitian flag. The white part of the French flag was removed. The remaining blue was taken to represent Haiti's citizens and the red to represent les gens de couleur (the people of color).

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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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Toussaint Louverture was the leader of the Haitian Revolution. His military genius and political acumen led to the establishment of the independent black state of Haiti, transforming an entire society of slaves into a free, self-governing people.[1] The success of the Haitian Revolution shook the institution of slavery throughout the New World.

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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.”

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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…

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