Memorial

Invisibles chains: A day for commemorating the abolition of slavery

On 11th May 2017, the Collectif du dix mai-Bordeaux organised an event to commemorate the abolition of slavery in Bordeaux, including an exhibition, a concert and a conference/debate. 

Collective commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the first permanent settlement of people in La Réunion

In 2013, l'association Miaro in collaboration with l' organised a 'Collective commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the first permanent settlement of people in La Réunion', including the collection of historical, anthopological, ethnolinguistic and cultural facts.

Exhibition: "Abolition of Slavery: Myths and Creole Realities"

During the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in 1998, an exhibition was organised by the Comité des fêtes du 5e arrondissement and the Centre culturel du Panthéon, with the support of the association Réalités Créoles and the Association pour le Rayonnement de l’Identité Culturelle des Français d’Outre-Mer. The exhibition was called 'Abolition de l'esclavage: mythes et réalités créoles' ('Abolition of Slavery: Myths and Creole Realities') and took place from 4th April to 20th May in Paris.

Commemoration for the victims of colonial slavery

Since 11 May 2014, the Association Mémoires Ultramarines (A.M.C.) has organised a commemoration for the victims of colonial slavery in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. The theme of the first event was entitled 'The consequences of slavery for Antillean women' with the guest of honour being Patrick Karam, the president of the  (CREFOM) and regional advisor for the Île-de-France region. 

Cross-Company Relay Race 27 May

The Relais Inter-Entreprises is a relay race initiated by the companies CE RFO and the CMCAS EDF in 1998 to commemorate the anniversary of the abolition of slavery. The race opposes two Guadeloupean city teams composed of 21 torchbearers, each of them running a distance of around 3 km. Traditionally, the association Relais Inter-Entreprises organizes its race on the 27th May each year. It is a sporting event, but also a cultural and historical event commemorating the 1848 abolition of slavery.

The aim of the Relais Inter-Entreprises du 27 mai is:

Fondation Aimé Césaire

The Fondation Aimé Césaire is a project set up by the Institut Aimé Césaire des Lettres et des Arts des Amériques et de l’Afrique. This foundation is still in the process of creation. It is dedicated to valorising and transmitting the memory and work of Aimé Césaire in all its guises.

The actions of the Fondation Aimé Césaire concern the following principle elements: