Celebrating Black History Month: Toussaint L’Ouverture


Siana Tricoles, Staff Writer

The national theme for Black History Month is “African Americans in Times of War”.  Bear Truth News will pay tribute to several individuals who have contributed to the struggle for liberation.

Toussaint L’Ouverture was born a slave in what is known as Haiti, but his father was born free in Africa. L’Ouverture’s father instilled a sense of pride and confidence in him. Therefore, L’Ouverture never felt inferior. He educated himself and fought for the freedom of his people. He defeated the man who was said to be the greatest general, Napoléon. Eventually his country became the first free black country in the New World.