Images: Abolitionists, Planters, and Saint Domingue

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Toussaint L'Ouverture

Fisher, Kurt, Kurt Fisher Haitian history collection., [1808]-1957.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

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Toussaint L'Ouverture

The successful black revolution in Saint Domingue in 1791 sent shockwaves throughout the Americas and Europe. Slave societies feared that their own enslaved population could rise and free itself.