Thermidor Fun Fact Day Twenty-Nine: A Colonial hero tainted by association

It is no surprise that Robespierre is often considered a villain, but it is startling to see an erstwhile hero linked to the Incorruptible. Following the news of the 1791‒1804 slave uprisings in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, colonial sympathizers depicted the leader of the slave revolt,………… ……………, as a student of Robespierre, doubtless because of the widespread killing and damages that the rebels wrought on the colonists and their holdings. Today that same man is considered one of the greatest political leaders of Haiti’s early years. Who is this controversial figure?
a. Dutty Boukman
b. Wyclef Jean
c. Toussaint Louverture
d. Philibert François Rouxel de Blanchelande


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