Working with Vincent Ogé, Henri Grégoire - the two met in October 1789 - and the Society of the Friends of the Blacks (Amis des Noirs), Raimond succeeded in making the cause of racial equality into the leading colonial question before the French National Assembly in 1790 and 1791. On May 15, 1791, the French legislature passed racial reforms urged by Raimond giving wealthy free-born men of color the right to vote in the colonies. But white colonists' resistance to this change provoked civil war in Saint-Domingue.
Raimond published about two dozen political pamphlets in France, including a history of racial prejudice and plans for the gradual emancipation of France's colonial slaves. His projects were surpassed when France's Commissioner Léger-Félicité Sonthonax recognized the freedom of the slaves in 1793 before Raimond's plans were put into action. Raimond eventually returned twice to Saint-Domingue, once with Sonthonax himself, as an agent of the Revolutionary government, helping re-establish the plantation system after the end of slavery. Though a long advocate of loyalty to France, Raimond ultimately allied with Toussaint Louverture and was one of 10 men who served on a committee that wrote a self-governing 1801 Constitution for Saint-Domingue. Raimond died shortly after the document was promulgated on July 8th, 1801.
- Letter to the Citizens of Color and Free Negroes of Saint-Domingue -1791 letter by Henri Grégoire mentioning the work of Raimond in Saint-Domingue.
- Vincent Ogé motion to the Assembly of Colonists in Paris (1789) - Vincent Ogé pleads the affranchis cause before delegates of Grands Blancs in Paris.
- Société des Amis des Noirs - French Anti-Slavery Organization to which Julien belonged.
- Thomas Clarkson - British abolitionist.
- Julien Raimond. (2005, June 2). Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:04, December 5, 2005 .