Friday, May 7, 2021
Tags Gen. Toussaint L’Ouverture

Tag: Gen. Toussaint L’Ouverture

For a revolutionary Black History Month

Africans in Haiti, by the tens of thousands, broke their chains and though penniless, hungry and scarred by the ravages of bondage, found weapons and the will to fight for freedom against the defenders of slavery: France, Britain, and Spain. They did what no “slave” army had ever done in modern or ancient history. They defeated an empire.