French Prejudice of Colour #6/6 In The Lives of People

tanlistwa, peinture,représentant Joseph, portrait de trois-quart, son regard semble perdu au loin, il porte une chemise blanche surmontée d'une verste bleur avec épaulette rouge

Today, I would like to share with you some excerpts from archives that touched me, as glimpses into the lives of free people of colour and the weight of colour prejudice for them.

French Prejudice of Colour #5/6 Its legal expression (c)

tanlistwa, peinture, portrait d'une femme noire de côté, portant une chemise blanche à bouton fermé au cou par une broche sombre, elle porte une coiffe de tissus

Today I continue the study of the prejudice of colour with the measures seeking to control the development of the group of Free People of Colour and those that segregated and discriminated against them.

French Prejudice of Colour #3/6 Its Legal Expression (a)

tanlistwa, extrait d'une peinture montrant le portrait d'une femme noire, de face, regardant le peintre, elle est coiffée d'un madras, porte des boucles d'oreille ronde rouge, elle a une chemise blanche

Today, I would like to talk about the construction of the prejudice of colour from a legal point of view, by focusing on the emergence of the free people of colour as a legal group and by contextualizing the legal expression of the prejudice in relation to the society of order in the Kingdom of France.

The repeal of the prejudice of colour in the 1830s

tanlistwa, à gauche il y a un détail de la peinture la famille métisse de Le Mazurier, à droite une page d'u journal officiel déclarant l'abrogation du préjugé de couleur.

Today, I talk to you about the legal prejudice of colour, but above all about its removal; because with it, it is my subject of study that disappears from official documents!

Marie-Rose Sequiera #2 The Social Rise of a Woman of Colour in French Guiana in the 18th Century

tanlistwa, Guyane, French Guyana

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.

The Manumission of « de facto Freed » by the French Royal Ordinance of 12 July 1832.

affranchissement, 1832, 1833, martinique, élisabeth laurencine

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? ...

Marie Rose Cavelan and the Fedon’s Rebellion

Plan île de la grenade, Map Grenada Island

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!