Toussaint Louverture

April 7, 2014 – Commemoration of the 211th Anniversary of the Death of Toussaint L’Ouverture

TOUSSAINT L’OUVERTURE The Father of the Nation (1743- 1803) Toussaint L’Ouverture’s name indicated his purpose in life, to give his people an “opening to a better life.” L’Ouverture is remembered as the Father of the Nation, charting the course first for emancipation, and later independence, leading to the uprising of slaves, which erupted in 1791.…