Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution
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Gresham College Lectures
Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution
Oct 27, 2022
Gresham College

Toussaint Louverture (the “Black Spartacus”), was one of the main leaders of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), which overthrew slavery and led to the proclamation of the world’s first independent post-colonial state.

The lecture discusses his extraordinary life and legacy, as well as the international impacts of the Haitian Revolution across the 19th and 20th centuries, and how its ideals of equality, justice, and solidarity are still relevant to our times.

A lecture by Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh FBA

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:

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