William Wordsworth, "To Toussaint L'Ouverture
," William Wordsworth: The Major Works, including The Prelude, ed.
He left at an early age but never forgot his abhorrence of slavery and thrilled to the feats of Toussaint L'Ouverture
, the native--born Haitian general who led those overthrowing French colonialists in 1804 to establish the world's first Black republic and the second free republic in our hemisphere.
The French epic film (with English subtitles), Toussaint L'Ouverture
, starring Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, came up a big winner with three prizes--Best Feature Narrative and an Audience Award for Narrative Feature as well as a Best Actor award for Jean-Louis' portrayal of the Haitian revolutionist.
Running parallel to Shorty's story is that of Toussaint l'Ouverture
, the man who freed the Haitian slaves in the 18th century and defied Napoleon.
In a bold storytelling move ripe for reader discussion, Toussaint L'Ouverture
also sees Shorty's future as he leads a slave rebellion during the Haitian Revolution.
This younger son of the seventh earl of Lauderdale was famous as the failed negotiator between England and Toussaint L'Ouverture
, and for a scandalous career as governor of Ceylon.
Haiti's slave revoit, led by Toussaint l'Ouverture
, is perhaps the most powerful example of the reversal of the iconic victim imagery that is often found in western representations.
It's much like the hopeless art curator at the Museum of Modern Art who claimed that the great Afro-American painter Jacob Lawrence was not political--that his chronicles of Toussaint L'Ouverture
, Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman and John Brown were just blocks of color in contrived space.
net - quite interesting) points out that April 7 is also National Mourning Day (Genocide Remembrance) in Rwanda, Toussaint L'Ouverture
Day in Haiti, Women's Day in Mozambique and World Health Day International, all of which makes Liverpool Day with Beatles puppets on stilts (well, why not?
Led by a former slave, Toussaint L'Ouverture
, it resulted ultimately in the destruction of slavery and in Haitian independence in 1803-4.
Due to the magnitude of destruction and uncertainty about the condition of the runway at Toussaint L'Ouverture
International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Lieutenant General Keen and I believed that the airfield "needed someone on the ground quickly and [that] a safely operating airfield was essential.
is widely known but Makhandal and Bookman are not.