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Pierre Toussaint (1778-1853) c.1825

When Pierre Toussaint was brought to New York from Haiti, he was enslaved. And yet his accomplishments in New York were so remarkable that he may become the first Haitian declared a saint by the Catholic Church.

Source: © Collection of the New-York Historical Society/Bridgeman Art Library

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