The Archipel association commemorates the national abolition day in Pissotte

The Archipel association commemorates the national abolition day in Pissotte
The Archipel association commemorates the national abolition day in Pissotte

For the first time, in Pissotte, the commemoration of the national day of memories of the slave trade, slavery and their abolitions, was celebrated on Friday May 10, 2024. At the start of the ceremony, Gérard Viviès, president of the association Archipel, presented the mobile memorial, inaugurated on April 20, 2024, which plans to circulate in various places in the territory. “A beached boat with a man in it: a cube measuring 55 cm on each side represents the Earth, the flower the summit of Humanity, the center of the flower life, the mast the schematization of the man, the two arms raised and the two legs apart the free man, the open bracelets with the broken chains the man in search of freedom”, detailed the president.

May 10, national day of commemoration

In France, since 2006, May 10 has been the national day of commemoration of the memories of the slave trade, slavery and their abolitions. This date commemorates the adoption of the law of May 21, 2001, known as the Taubira law, named after the former Minister of Justice.

An educational exhibition to explain

The Archipel association also offered, in the village hall, an educational exhibition conveying a page of our history. We must communicate, explain, share, because it is our History. Four centuries of slavery and still going on concluded the president before giving way to songs, dances on slavery, a minute of silence in memory of those who died, fought, and before The Marseillaise.

The exhibition can be requested by reserving it with the Archipel association.

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