Jacob Lawrence, The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture No. 40.
The Declaration of Independence was signed January 1, 1804 - Dessalines, Clevaux, and Henri Christophe.
The people won out. These three men made up a new constitution, writing it themselves. They were the ones
who had criticized Toussaint L'Ouverture for his idealism in allowing whites to draw up the former one.
Haitian flag shows in the sketch. (1938)
August 14, 2004:
After two years the ridiculous flags have come down from the homes on Shoreview Avenue,
and from those on Surf Street, where once they flew so smugly defiant.
Did the people get it? Or did they just get bored?
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