Today, I am talking to you about Behanzin, king of Dahomey, so feared that he was exiled to Fort-de-France in Martinique for 12 years.
Today, I am talking to you about the words chabin, chabine, which, in our vocabulary in the Antilles, refers to a person who as very light complexion, but whose phenotypic features are reminiscent of a African person.
The exhibition Caribbean Ties, Connected People, then and now is circulating in the Caribbean and is to be discovered in Martinique at this time.
The JEP2019 were the opportunity to discover the Fort-de-France dry dock, an essential reception area for the construction, maintenance and repair of ships, it is now classified as a historical monument.
Today, I share the list of the different issues of the notebooks "Cahiers du Patrimoine" of Martinique.
For once, I'm talking about the background of the profession and an ambitious project of Manioc.org that was very close to my heart: a database "Slavery in Martinique".
A reading of the slave registry by the African ancestral tradition... a book to reconstruct a genealogy with slave ancestors and rebuild the link with Africa.
Two different sources that evoked the same colored woman in Cayenne? That was enough for me to wonder who was that charitable woman who had marked these men. Today, I am continuing the portrait of Marie-Rose or the social rise of a woman of colour in French Guiana in the 18th century.
Two different sources that evoked the same colored woman in Cayenne? That was enough for me to wonder who was that charitable woman who had marked these men. Today, I paint a portrait of Marie-Rose, a rich French Guyanese and a benefactor for the deportees, but not only!
Do you know of any other eruptive events in Mount Pelée than those of the 20th century? Today, I am listing the eruptions of Mount Pelee that have occurred during a period of human settlement on the island, for about 4500 years.
I have had some exciting fictional readings and I want to share one of them with you. Today I am talking about literature with the novel Kindred by Octavia Butler.
Today, I will talk to you about strategies that people of colour have put in place to keep free and enslaved members of the same family united despite the legal constraints of the slavery and colonial system.
"The Sea Maroons", a poetic expression for sometimes tragic destinies: those of men and women who fled slavery by taking the path of water. Today, I am talking to you about maroonage and in particular the French book Les Marrons de la mer, escapes of slaves from Martinique to the Caribbean islands (1833-1848).
This year, I fell in love with André Schwarz-Bart's novel La mulâtresse Solitude. Today, I am talking to you about the Guadeloupean Solitude, a symbol of women's struggle for freedom between history and literature....
Today I'm talking about free women of colour and 'The House That Will Not Stand', a film in the making based on Marcus Gardley's eponymous play.
Today, I would like to summarize the history of an emblematic figure in the tragic struggle against the restoration of slavery in Guadeloupe: Louis Delgrès. Then I take this opportunity to introduce you to Delgrès, the musical trio.
Today, I am talking about education and boarding school "of Martinique's youth" in the 18th century.
Today, I speak to you French settlers, English sailors, secret appointments and illegal trade. As a bonus, I'll tell you the island's nickname!
After the portrait of his daughter Marie-Thérèse, I speak to you today of André dit Lucidor (c. 1718-1771) born in Africa, slave in Martinique and swordsmanship in Paris.
Today, I speak to you about Marie-Thérèse Lucidor Corbin "Creole and Republican", and much more!
Today, I am doing a family portrait, but above all I am talking about the transmission of the earth between whites and free of colour because it is quite a story!
This year is the 170th commemoration of the abolition of slavery in Martinique in 1848. I wanted to introduce you to a member of my family who was freed on this occasion, but for the moment, there is none. How is that possible? ...
In 1848, after years of struggle and resistance, more or less 70,000 slaves from Martinique finally gained freedom. This change of status is accompanied by a " taking of a name ". So today I'm talking about the family names that celebrate the abolition of slavery and the new status of freed men as citizens in 1848.
Today, I'm talking about Julie Duprat's "La petite histoire" site on the history of Blacks in France.