Archives du mot-clé French slavery

Solitude (1772-1802)

Born around 1772, daughter of slaves, she saw the abolition of slavery in 1794 and joined a Maroon community in Guadeloupe.
In 1802, when Napoleon Bonaparte reinstated slavery in the French colonies, she rallied around Louis Delgrès and fought by his side, for freedom.She survived the battle of May 8, 1802, but was imprisoned by the French. Because she was pregnant at the time of her imprisonment, she was not to be hanged until November 29 of the same year, one day after giving birth.

 

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Sotitude (1772-1802)
Born around 1772, daughter of slaves, she saw the abolition of slavery in 1794 and joined a Maroon community in Guadeloupe.
In 1802, when Napoleon Bonaparte reinstated slavery in the French colonies, she rallied around Louis Delgrès and fought by his side, for freedom.She survived the battle of May 8, 1802, but was imprisoned by the French. Because she was pregnant at the time of her imprisonment, she was not to be hanged until November 29 of the same year, one day after giving birth.