Haitian revolution

Explore the inspiring story of the Haitian Revolution, a pivotal moment in history that sparked the fight for freedom and equality. Learn about the courageous leaders and the impact of this revolution on the world today.
In 1791, Cecile Fatiman presided over a ceremony with Dutty Boukman. An animal was sacrificed, an oath taken, and they exhorted listeners to seek revenge against their French oppressors, to "Cast aside the image of the God of the oppressors." A week later, 1800 plantations had been destroyed and 1000 slaveholders killed. Fatiman was married to Louis Michel Pierrot, a general in the Haitian revolutionary army and later president. She is reported to have lived to age 112. People, African Diaspora, African Art, African, Haitian Revolution, Haiti History, Kwanzaa, Culture, Black History

In 1791, Cecile Fatiman presided over a ceremony with Dutty Boukman. An animal was sacrificed, an oath taken, and they exhorted listeners to seek revenge against their French oppressors, to "Cast aside the image of the God of the oppressors." A week later, 1800 plantations had been destroyed and 1000 slaveholders killed. Fatiman was married to Louis Michel Pierrot, a general in the Haitian revolutionary army and later president. She is reported to have lived to age 112.

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Lynne McLean