On the footsteps of slavery in Guadeloupe

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On the footsteps of slavery in Guadeloupe

On 27 May 1848, Governor Marie Jean-François Layrle proclaimed the abolition of slavery in Guadeloupe. Discover the historical and commemorative sites of the island.

Inaugurated in 1994 in Benin, the 'Slave Route Project' has worked on an inventory of places of history and memory related to the slave trade and slavery. Historians, researchers and heritage experts sensitive to these questions gathered in Guadeloupe to create the first itinerary dedicated to the victims of slavery to have received the recognition and the label of UNESCO.

Initiated by the international organization, the project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the causes and challenges of slavery in the world, to highlight global transformations, to foster intercultural and identity dialogue within the country and, finally, to fight against ignorance and forgetfulness. From Fort Louis Delgrès to the Canal des Rotours or Roussel-Trianon, 18 unique sites plunge you into the heart of the past.

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