To Preserve Their Freedom by Jacob Lawrence - Davidson Galleries
Jacob Lawrence

To Preserve Their Freedom

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Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Bainbridge two-ply rag paper
Dimensions: 18 1/2 x 28 3/4 inches
Signature: Signed
Artist details: American, 1917 - 2000
Date finished: 1988
Edition: 46/99
Reference: Nesbett L88-2
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
Condition: Faint scratch in printed area of right grey region. Scratch in printed area mid left on grass.

Napoleon’s attempt to restore slavery in Haiti was unsuccessful. Desalines, Chief of the Blacks, defeated LeClerc. Black men, women and children took up arms to preserve their freedom.