The color of the land, a story with an ancestor at random

Tanlistwa, carte, map, Moreau du Temple, 1770

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!

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? ...

Liberty, Perrinon, Lamartine… freed names that celebrate the French abolition of slavery in 1848

Registre d'invidiualité, Liberty Suzette

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.