early leader of Haitian Revolution
Dutty Boukman (died 7 November 1791) was an early leader of the Haitian Revolution.
- The god of the white man inspires him with crime, but our god calls upon us to do good works. Our god who is good to us orders us to revenge our wrongs. He will direct our arms and aid us. Throw away the symbol of the god of the whites who has so often caused us to weep, and listen to the voice of liberty, which speaks in the hearts of us all.
- Sermon at Bois Caïman, August 14, 1791, as reported in C. L. R. James, The Black Jacobins (1938), p. 87