As a young boy Toussaint was taught by a liberal master. He took advantage of the books available and took a great liking to writings by the French philosophers and their ideals of equality and individual righrts
Years later... "We're tired of being betrayed! We want our freedom!"
(1793) Meanwhile in France... Jacobins leads his radical group to the square for a series of guillotine killings.
"We need to give these people their independence!"
"I hereby reinstate slavery in Haiti" - Napoleon
After Toussint's death... "We must carry on the fight for freedom!"
Napoleon in exile at St. Helena... "What could the death of one wretched Negro mean to me?"