This Day In Jamaican History

On this day in Jamaican history: Jamaican Dutty Boukman (Boukman Dutty) led rebellion in Haiti

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Dutty Boukman - Image Courtesy of The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank

Dutty Boukman – Image Courtesy of The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank

On August 14, 1791, on a hilltop called Bwa Kayiman in Haiti a self educated Jamaican born slave Dutty Boukman (Boukman Dutty), led other slaves in a rebellion against the French. This rebellion is said by many to be the catalyst to the slave uprising that marked the beginning of the Haïtian Revolution.

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