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an African man, enslaved in Jamaica. All rebellious slaves everywhere were sold to the french in Saint-Domingue, and Boukman was no exception. Boukman was sold to a plantation in North Haiti. Boukman was one of the most visible early leaders of the Haitian Revolution. According to some contemporary accounts, Boukman conducted a religious ceremony at the Bwa Kaye Iman (Bois Caïman) where a freedom covenant was affirmed; this ceremony would have been a catalyst to the slave uprising that marked the beginning of the Haitian Revolution.
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08/21/1791-Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Dutty Boukman
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