Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Hait

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It was the only successful slave insurrection in history. It grasped the full meaning of French revolutionary ideas and used them to create the world's first Black republic. It elevated a Black general, Toussaint Louverture, to such international fame that admirers ranked him on par with George Washington. It was the Haitian Revolution, a movement that's been called the true birth moment of universal human rights. Vaguely remembered today, the Haitian Revolution was a hurricane at the turn of the 19th century -- traumatizing Southern planters and inspiring U.S. slaves. This program explores this history through music, voodoo ritual, re-creations and insightful writers and historians.

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2/11/2009
11 p.m.
2/12/2009
4 a.m.
3/1/2010
11 p.m.
1/15/2011
1/1/2013
8 p.m.
1/2/2013
2 a.m.
1/6/2013
2 p.m.
1/7/2013
1:01 a.m.
1/8/2013
2 p.m.
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