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Toussaint Louverture, François Dominique locked

1743?–1803 Leader of the slave revolution that brought Haiti independence from France in 1804; a man who, in the words of Aimé Césaire, took “a population and turned it into a people.”

Toussaint Louverture, François Dominique locked

1743?–1803 Leader of the slave revolution that brought Haiti independence from France in 1804; a man who, in the words of Aimé Césaire, took “a population and turned it into a people.”
  • Richard Watts

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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