Toussaint L'Ouverture

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L'Ouverture, Toussaint:

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, c.1744–1803, Haitian patriot and martyr. A self-educated slave freed shortly before the uprising in 1791, he joined the black rebellion to liberate the slaves and became its organizational genius.
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Toussaint Louverture, a free literate Black Affranchis, and Jean-Jacques Dessalines, an enslaved first-generation Saint-Dominguean/Haitian (creole field slave) whose parents were directly from Africa, among many others (George Biassou, Jean Francois, etc.), would assume the leadership of the revolt after the death of Boukman.
Toussaint Louverture 'was born a slave' but he was clear that nature gave him 'the soul of a free man.' He did not sit down lamenting his life in slavery.
Toussaint Louverture International Airport is the busiest in Haiti and recently underwent renovations, which increased the terminal's capacity to about 800,000 passengers per year.
According to early historians like Marcus Rainsford, Toussaint Louverture is imagined to have found his destiny reflected in the following passage of the Histoire: "Where is he, this great man whom nature owes to her vexed, oppressed, and tormented children?
The book is organized in ten parts covering Saint Domingue on the eve of revolution, slave resistance, race and slavery questions in the French National Assembly, the fight for racial equality in Saint Domingue, slave emancipation, the rise and government of Toussaint Louverture, the war of independence, and overseas reactions.
The same day, in the afternoon, Timothee was picked up in Port-au-Prince by a Police Nationale d'Haiti patrol as he was driving a car near the Toussaint Louverture International Airport.
Dans la piece de Lamartine, il s'agit d'un marronnage symbolique puisque le combat de Toussaint Louverture ne constitue point une fuite de la plantation, meme si beaucoup d'esclaves s'en echapperont A l'issue de la Revolution.
Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History; A Play in Three Acts, by C.
in his art, for example, the Haitian Revolution comes to life with representations of the Revolution's famed general, Toussaint Louverture. Moreover, the region's Vodou religion speaks through Edouard's intricately beaded and sequined drapos, or flags, that traditionally honor different Vodou gods.
JetBlue Airways on May 9 announced its intent to serve Port-au-Prince, Haiti with daily nonstop service from between New York City and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood to Toussaint Louverture Intl Airport (PAP) in the Haitian capital, JetBlue plans to offer one daily nonstop flight to New York's JFK and twice daily flights to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl Airport, subject to receipt of government operating authority.