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vodou ceremonies at Bois Caïman and the start of the Boukman Rebellion. And Michel Etienne Descourtilz gives a French version of the events in the History of the Disasters in Saint-Domingue.
- On May 15, 1791, the French legislature passed racial reforms urged by Julien Raimond, giving wealthy free-born men of color the right to vote in the colonies.
- On June 8 Henri Grégoire, the influential member of the french abolitionist group Société des Amis des Noirs, wrote a letter to the Citizens of Color and Free Negroes of Saint-Domingue.
- Dutty Boukman and Cécile Fatiman lead the vodou ceremony at Bois Caïman on August 14, 1791. This sparks the Boukman Rebellion and also marks the start of the Haitian Revolution.