François Makandal or "Macandal" a Maroon Leader
In March 1758, makandal is executed. Makandal is burned at the stake in the middle of the square in Le Cap by the Colonists. Slaves are brought by their owners and forced to watch. Even though they witnessed his death, most of the slaves hold on the immortality of Makandal and he thus becomes an inspirational figure for the slave throughout the revolution.
Between 1763 and 1768, the whites start to control the affranchise as their population alongside power and wealth grows. Affranchis was composed of free mulattoes. They threaten the power structure of the colony, as they became influential landowners in the colony. The whites are forced to design legislation in order to frustrate their ambitions. The whites thus forbid the affranchise from holding public office, travel, gamble, practice privileged trades, or enter France.
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