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This February four is the anniversary date of the primary abolition of slavery in France in 1794 by the Conference, earlier than being definitively abolished greater than half a century later. For the event, the brand new basis for the reminiscence of slavery organized, on Tuesday, its first public occasion on the Louvre Museum in Paris.
This physique wished by François Hollande was born final November. It succeeds the Nationwide Committee for Reminiscence and the history of slavery. Nineteen years after the Taubira regulation, which acknowledges slavery and treats it as a criminal offense in opposition to humanity, the physique units itself the target of transmitting, bringing to life reminiscence and analysis, however above all celebrating French variety . Highschool and faculty college students subsequently exchanged with members of the muse.
” France is a rustic of variety, however we don’t at all times know the place this variety comes from. It’s linked to a narrative, the history of trafficking, slavery, colonization, migration. It's not apparent, that's why the secret’s college Explains the ex-Prime Minister and president of the Basis, Jean-Marc Ayrault.
For the previous mayor of Nantes, this construction should be aimed toward younger individuals. To handle this youth, it plans to supply “memorial journeys” and even to create a “digital museum”.
Launch of the Basis for the reminiscence of#slavery at @MuseeLouvre. In entrance of 200 younger individuals, the phrases of Léonora Miano and the drums of the Ka will give voice to Madeleine, free of Guadeloupe in 1794, icon of the Louvre in 2020
Jean-marc ayrault (@jeanmarcayrault) February 4, 2020
“A struggle of widespread curiosity”
” It should additionally make clear what should be achieved, to not stay facet by facet or in opposition to one another, however to stay collectively, to not be drawn into forms of racialism, communitarianism however making an attempt to see how our values could be shared Provides Jean-Marc Ayrault.
However the former Prime Minister insisted: ” Offered, after all, that the insurance policies we pursue in observe for individuals cut back inequality, discrimination, prejudice, racism. So this can be a struggle of widespread curiosity. It’s a struggle for a Republic that’s according to itself “.
The Basis, half funded by the State, will probably be housed on the Hôtel de la Marine, place de la Concorde, the place the abolition of slavery was decreed on April 27, 1848 by Victor Schoelcher.
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