Haiti Historical Dates: 7 Avril, Death of Toussaint Louverture


Did you know? 7 April in Haiti is the anniversary death of the Toussaint Louverture, The Black Napoleon, leader of the Haitian Revolution. Toussaint Louverture died in the jail in Fort-de-Joux in France on 7 April, 1803...

After his arrest, Toussaint Louverture spoke these famous words... a warning to his captors:

"En me renversant on a abattu à Saint-Domingue que le tronc de l'arbre de la liberté des Noirs, il repoussera par les racines car elles sont profondes et nombreuses."

TRANSLATION: In overthrowing me you have cut down in Saint Domingue only the trunk of the tree of liberty; it will spring up again from the roots, for they are many and they are deep.

Spring up again... It did... The success of the Haitian Revolution shook the institution of slavery throughout the New World and today, for better or worse, we Haitians are still proud citizens of The Republic of Haiti.

As you remember the death of Toussaint Louverture today, what message would you like to share with the current leaders of Haiti?

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David Elissaint They can try but they will never can with Haitian cause it's' in our history
Reply · April 07 at 10:34 PM
David Elissaint They can try but they will never can with Haitian cause it's' in our history
Reply · April 07 at 10:34 PM
Calixte Guerrier It will be wise to follow the pattern of the ancestors.
Reply · April 07 at 1:39 PM

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