Haitian Revolution
Updated: 12/19/2019
Haitian Revolution
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  • 1503
  • We are on this island to work as laborers...
  • Where are we?
  • 1790
  • This ocean is as the clearest I've seen it. Why are we fighting?
  • We are fighting for the freedom of our society...
  • 1791
  • Let us burn these plantations if they wont give us freedom.
  • The first Africans were brought to Hispaniola for labor.
  • March 28, 1792
  • Vincent Oge and Jean-Babtitste Chevannes come into rebellion for civil rights for people of color.
  • 1791-1799
  • Slaves start burning plantations and killing masters.
  • 1793
  • All free men of color receive full citizen rights.
  • We are free but how long will it last?
  • Touissant's soldiers fought against French Government, Royalists, invaders, and free-colored leaders.
  • BOOM!
  • Léger-Félicité Sonthonax ended slavery in the colony and made Touissant part of the French Army.
  • All slaves are as free as a bird forever and always...
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