Blacks in revolutionary France

Toussaint L'Ouverture, leader of Hait's slave rebellion
Garry Younge writes: “The aristocracy of birth and the aristocracy of religion have been destroyed,” announced a member of the revolutionary French parliament in 1794. “But the aristocracy of the skin still remains. That too is now at its last gasp and equality has been consecrated.”
And so, to rousing applause, three new representatives – one black, one mulatto, and one white – were welcomed from the Caribbean island of San Domingo, now known as Haiti.

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