The blog Art for a Change recently ran this post on Jacob Lawrence, an African-American painter who, in 1938 at the age of 21, produced a 41-panel series depicting the life of Toussaint Louverture.
At least one of the links in the original post is broken, so here are some other links to biographies of Jacob Lawrence and to images of the Toussaint series:
* 15 color prints from the series.
* More images from an exhibit at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
* An extensive list of Jacob Lawrence links at World Wide Arts Resources.
* A9 collection of other images online.