It was the only successful slave insurrection in history. It used the ideas of the French Revolutionary to create the world's first Black republic. It elevated a Black general, Toussaint Louverture, to such international fame that admirers ranked him on par with George Washington. It was the Haitian Revolution, a movement that's been called the beginning of universal human rights. Vaguely remembered today, the Haitian Revolution was a hurricane at the turn of the nineteenth century: traumatizing Southern planters and inspiring US slaves. EGALITE FOR ALL explores this history through music, voodoo ritual, powerful re-creations, and insightful writers and historians.
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