"The Mad Scramble for Africa" I have used this cartoon in my world history classes for several years- I ask students to complete a political cartoon assessment in order to determine what the scramble for Africa entailed, and then discuss whether neo-colonization still exists today.
François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture, also Toussaint Bréda, Toussaint-Louverture (May 20, 1743 – April 7, 1803), was the leader of the Haitian Revolution. His military genius and political acumen led to the establishment of the independent black state of Haiti, transforming an entire society of slaves into a free, self-governing people. The success of the Haitian Revolution shook the institution of slavery throughout the New World.
The Haiti revolution started in 1791 when100,000 of the 500,000 slaves started to revolt against their French masters. The picture is of Toussaint L'Ouverture who was a slave but soon became the leader of the Haiti revolution. In 1802 he was taken prisoner by the French and died in April 1803. But the revolution did not stop and on January 1, 1804 Haiti became the first slave colony to free itself from Europe. Tre E.