The great march of memory: the fight of women

The great march of memory: the fight of women
The great march of memory: the fight of women

This Saturday, May 18, at 5 p.m., the great night march of the International Committee of Black Peoples will leave from Fort Delgrès in Basse-Terre, in the footsteps of Ignace, in collaboration with around fifteen associations. A march to honor the ancestors which will highlight the fight of women. Every year several hundred Guadeloupeans participate in this march. Jacqueline Jacqueray-Desfontaines was the guest of Christelle Théophile, this Friday, in Guadeloupe Soir at 7:30 p.m.

This is the sixth time that the memory walkers will leave Fort Delgrès to reach the monument dedicated to Ignace aux Abymes. Around fifteen associations are involved in this event. This year a special tribute will be paid to Marthe Rose known as “Toto”, one of the heroines of the resistance, during the war in Guadeloupe against the reestablishment of slavery. Marthe Rose was the companion of Louis Delgrès and was imprisoned by French soldiers.

After killing their king and leaving their country, these men came to ours to cause trouble and confusion. God will judge them.

During the evacuation of the Fort, she broke her leg and it was on a stretcher that she received her death sentence. Condemned to hang, Marthe Rose would have played an important role with Delgrès, a role which is only beginning to be recognized, like everything concerning the involvement of women in the battles of History. The 2024 march will therefore pay tribute to him. Last year more than 200 walkers took part in the march, walkers of all generations. A way to reclaim history.


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