Mémorial ACTe

Architect: 
Jean-Michel Mocka-Célestine and Pascal Berthelot (BMC) and Mikaël Marton and Fabien Doré (Atelier Doré/Marton)
Director: 
Jacques Martial
Address: 
Darboussier
Rue Raspail
97110 POINTE-A-PITRE
Guadeloupe
Telephone: 
International: +590 590 25 16 00 (landline); National: 0590 25 16 00 (landline)
Site administration: 
The Mémorial ACTe is administered by the Région Guadeloupe. Its director is Jacques Martial.
Management type: 
Memorials
Type: 
Memorials
Site overview: 
Inaugurated by the President of the Republic in May 2015, the Memorial Act (the Caribbean Centre of expressions and memory for the slave trade and slavery) was built on the site of the former Darboussier sugar refinery, on the initiative of the President of the Regional Council Victorin Lurel and the Région Guadeloupe, accompanied by the Comité International des Peuples Noirs (CIPN) (International Committee of the Black People). The original ambition is to create a place dedicated to the collective memory of slavery and the slave trade, open to the contemporary world. Educational and accessible, the Mémorial ACTe outlines the history of the slave trade and slavery and makes sure that it is considered in its entirety. Measuring a total of 7124 m2, it consists of two blocks forming the base of a metal arch with a span of 40 m.
Keywords: 
Guadeloupe
Guadeloupean identity
Memorial project
Memories of slavery
Patrimony
Slave ancestry