Toussaint L'Ouverture


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Tous·saint L'Ou·ver·ture

 (to͞o-săN′ lo͞o-vĕr-tür′), François Dominique 1743?-1803.
Haitian military and political leader who led a successful slave insurrection (1791-1793) and helped the French expel the British from Haiti (1798). In 1801 he invaded Spanish Santo Domingo and briefly maintained control over the entire island, establishing the first black-led government in the Americas. After Napoleon's troops invaded, he was arrested and deported to France (1802).

Toussaint L'Ouverture

(French tusɛ̃ luvɛrtyr)
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(Biography) Pierre Dominique (pjɛr dɔminik). ?1743–1803, Haitian revolutionary leader. He was made governor of the island by the French Revolutionary government (1794) and expelled the Spanish and British but when Napoleon I proclaimed the re-establishment of slavery he was arrested. He died in prison in France

Tous•saint L'Ou•ver•ture

(Fr. tuˈsɛ̃ lu vɛrˈtür)
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(Francis Dominique Toussaint) 1743–1803, Haitian military and political leader.
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Haitian bloodshed became an argument to show the barbarous nature of the Negro, a doctrine Wendell Phillips sought to combat in his celebrated lecture on Toussaint L'Ouverture.
Following the devastating earthquake of 2010, Panexus became a proven leader and major player in the construction industry while building and strengthening public and commercial infrastructure, including one of their multi-million dollar signature projects being the restoration of the Toussaint L'ouverture International Airport.
Today, James is probably best known for his classic The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution.
Though in his Carthage speech he mentions some of the great personalities of the last century, he bears better comparison with an earlier giant of African history and is better bookended with this figure, Toussaint L'Ouverture.
The Council also heard about Toussaint L'Ouverture, one of Mr.
Herskovits, John Henrik Clarke, Lorraine Hansberry, Malcolm X and Nat King Cole, among others, which added to a catalog of treasures, like a rare recording of a Marcus Garvey speech, a signed first edition of Phillis Wheatley's poetry and documents signed by Toussaint L'Ouverture.
Led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, and inspired by the 1789 French Revolution.
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.
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?
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.
Toussaint L'ouverture is widely known but Makhandal and Bookman are not.
The 1st Special Operations Wing opened the airfield at Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport Jan.