1791

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Affiches Americaines, Saint-Domingue
May 11, 1791 newspaper article mentioning four maroons
1791 is the year of the 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.


February

  • The mulatto rebel Vincent Ogé was executed by the French on February 6, 1791 after a failed revolt.

May

  • 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.

June

August

October

November