“In overthrowing me, you have cut down in Saint-Domingue only the trunk of the tree of liberty,” Louverture told his captors. “It will spring up again by the roots, for they are numerous and deep.”
He proved correct, with Haiti ultimately declaring its independence less than nine months later.
Haiti’s government also marked the 30th anniversary of the Musee du Pantheon National, Haiti’s MUPANAH museum, on Sunday.
In 1983, the remains of Louverture were placed at the MUPANAH site.