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the two are but one
idol overturned2
Louis Seize roi de France2.
equality
Equality in classical pose
  mortels are equal.jpg - "All mortels are equal." The feminine figure of Reason, supported by Nature, makes equal two figures of different races; enlightened by the rays of a triangle (tradtional symbol of equality) emblazoned with the fleurs de lys (lilies), the symbol of the Bourbon monarchy. Demons representing aristocracy, injustice, egoism, and insurrection are taking flight. The black figure holds the Declartion of the Rights of Man, reflecting the campaign to end slavery, whose abolition was decreed in February 1794 by the Republic's legislative body called the Convention.  
Rousseau and the Revolution
burning of Pious
Rouget de Lisle sings la Marsseillaise
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Parisian Section crossing to Tuilleries 1792

"All mortels are equal." The feminine figure of Reason, supported by Nature, makes equal two figures of different races; enlightened by the rays of a triangle (tradtional symbol of equality) emblazoned with the fleurs de lys (lilies), the symbol of the Bourbon monarchy. Demons representing aristocracy, injustice, egoism, and insurrection are taking flight. The black figure holds the Declartion of the Rights of Man, reflecting the campaign to end slavery, whose abolition was decreed in February 1794 by the Republic's legislative body called the Convention. Download
Caption: "All mortels are equal." The feminine figure of Reason, supported by Nature, makes equal two figures of different races; enlightened by the rays of a triangle (tradtional symbol of equality) emblazoned with the fleurs de lys (lilies), the symbol of the Bourbon monarchy. Demons representing aristocracy, injustice, egoism, and insurrection are taking flight. The black figure holds the Declartion of the Rights of Man, reflecting the campaign to end slavery, whose abolition was decreed in February 1794 by the Republic's legislative body called the Convention.
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