Solitude was called “La Mulâtresse” (Female Mulatto). Mulatto is a spanish term used to refer to mixed race people (european&black)
She was initially a slave but freed after the abolition of slavery in the French colonies in 1794 after the Haitian Revolution, then in 1802 Napoleon wanted to reintroduce slavery so Solitude, now pregnant, joined the rebellion led by mulatto leader Louis Delgrès with her followers.
Despite being pregnant, she fearlessly fought all the way to the final defeat when they got outnumbered by french troops though for one last bow for freedom, a suicide mission, once the troops had gained in on their territory, the rebels blew up the troop’s gunpowder blowing them up killing them and some of the rebels though Solitude was among the survivors.
Solitude was imprisoned by the French and because she was pregnant at the time, she was not to be hanged until November 29 in 1802, one day after giving birth.
She became a martyr and symbol for all women who against all odds defended the ideals of freedom and equality.