The Liberator, a role to play

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Jefferson L. Edmonds‘s newspaper had the byline, “A weekly newspaper devoted to the cause of good government and the advancement of the Negro.”

Toussaint L’Ouverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines come to mind.

The claims for greater freedom are never enough. The role of operators acting on the machineries that produce civics, culture and liberties, Liberator, if you will, is pivotal and always needed.

W H Johnson
William H. Johnson, Toussaint l’Ouverture, Haiti, ca. 1945, oil on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.1154

Jean-Jacques Dessalines and the Haitian Revolution– William and Mary Quarterly, July 2012.

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