Pierre Toussaint came to New York from Haiti as a slave. He became a master hair dresser and was employed by all of the wealthy women of society. After his master died he was freed, but he remained living with his mistress, and since she was suddenly destitute he supported her from his own earnings. He was a tremendous supporter of many causes and was a member of St. Peter Parish on Barclay Street.
- Pierre Toussaint – Wikipedia
- Venerable Pierre Toussaint | Black and Indian Mission
- Venerable Pierre Toussaint – Archdiocese of Washington
- Pierre Toussaint | Slavery and Remembrance
- Venerable Pierre Toussaint
- Canonizing a Slave: Saint or Uncle Tom? – The New York Times
- Pierre Toussaint (ca. 1781-1853) and Marie-Rose Juliette Gaston (1786-1851)
- Catholic Learning: Ven. Pierre Toussaint
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