So today I'm talking about a new book Parcours contrastés des abolitionnistes Cyrille Bissette et Victor Schoelcher by Léo Ursulet, which recounts the parallel paths of the two important figures in the anti-slavery struggle in France in the first half of the 19th century.
Baptiste, « Noir du Domaine »[Black of the Domain], serving the hospital pharmacy
Today, I am gathering the elements of the life of Baptiste, an enslaved infirm "old negro" in 1833, who was formerly an apothecary.
Marie Françoise Rose Le Chevalier de Longueil, married at 11 years and 18 days
I don't know where to start. How do you find a sympathetic catchphrase to tell the story of an 11-year-old's girl marriage? Today, with a knot in my stomach, I tell you about Marie Françoise Rose.
Des vies de combat – Femmes, noires et libres by Audrey Celestine
I found a little gem. I'm talking to you today about Des vies de combat — Femmes, noires et libres [Lives of Struggle - Women, Black and Free] by associate professor Audrey Celestine.
The Trial of Emilie (1776-1806) in 1806
Today, I wanted to share a singular story about the Domaine de La Pagerie: the trial in June 1806 of Émilie, enslaved, for attempted poisoning of his mistress.
Vayaboury (v. 1839-18..)
100 words for a life: portrait of Vayaboury, my ancestor from India.
Behanzin, King of Dahomey: 12 years of forced exile in Martinique #2/2 From Villa Les Bosquets to Blida
Today, I am talking about Behanzin, King of Dahomey, who lived in forced exile in Fort-de-France in Martinique for 12 years.
Béhanzin, King of Dahomey: 12 Years of Forced Exile in Martinique #1/2 From Abomey to Fort Tartenson
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.
Marie-Rose Sequiera #2 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 am continuing the portrait of Marie-Rose or the social rise of a woman of colour in French Guiana in the 18th century.
Marie-Rose Sequiera #1 The Benefactress of the Deportees of the 18 Fructidor of Year V (1797)
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!
La mulâtresse Solitude Between History and Literature
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....
Delgrès from History to Music: (Mwen Pwéféré) Mo Jodi !
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.
André dit Lucidor (v. 1718-1771), a Life between 3 Continents
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.
Marie-Thérèse Lucidor Corbin Patriot, Creole and Republican.
Today, I speak to you about Marie-Thérèse Lucidor Corbin "Creole and Republican", and much more!
Manon Tardon – Resistant during the Second World War
I wanted to share a note related to the commemorations. Today, I share with you my discovery of Manon Tardon, a Martinican woman who distinguished herself in the Second World War.
Marie Rose Cavelan and the Fedon’s Rebellion
Today, I speak to you of Marie Rose Cavelan Fedon involved in one of the most important rebellions that the island of Grenada experienced in 1795-1796. But her story begins long before that!
A military Portrait, « mon Capitaine »!
The registers of military recruitment indicate the identity and service records of recruits, but imagine my surprise when I found one of the few records with a photograph!
Marc Cyrus from Le Carbet
Do you know Marc Cyrus from Le Carbet? He was the son of Marc so called Méry and Marie Sainte, major sergeant of milicia in disobediance...
PIERRE-LOUIS Jean Louis Cicine (1823-1873)
100 words for a lifetime : portrait of my ancestor Jean Louis Cicine Pierre-Louis, the one I am named after.
Joseph Mosneron and « The Black Gold »
"L'Or Noir", a documentary tracing the history of the Atlantic slave trade in the last third of the eighteenth century, from the account of the shipowner Joseph Mosneron of Nantes.