Today, I am talking about Behanzin, King of Dahomey, who lived in forced exile in Fort-de-France in Martinique for 12 years.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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...
100 words for a lifetime : portrait of my ancestor Jean Louis Cicine Pierre-Louis