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Current Events

Décembre 2017
The 170th anniversary of the abolition of slavery - Call for projects
The City of Nantes is issuing call for proposals to anyone interested that would enrich programming for organizing the commemoration on May 10. The purpose is to support associated initiatives that communi (...)
Septembre 2017
Heritage day 2017
Take advantage of the Heritage Day to come and (re)discover The Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery : You will be welcomed by a facilitator on Sunday, September 17 from 14:00-17:00.
Mai 2017
National day of remembrance of the slave trade, slavery and the abolition of both in France 2017
Gerty Dambury is the Guest of Honor of the City of Nantes Gerty Dambury is a playwright, short story author, poet and novelist, actress and director. She was born in Pointe-à-Pitre in 1957 and studied at (...)
Mai 2017
Nantes and the atlantic slave trade by Krystel Gualdé
The Atlantic slave trade involved more than 13 million men, women and children who were captured, sold and transported from Africa to the Colonies in the Americas to be enslaved, from the beginning of the (...)
Mai 2016
National day of remembrance of the slave trade, slavery and abolition of both 2016
Isabelle Boni-Claverie, Guest of Honor of the City of Nantes A scriptwriter and director for film and television, she is the granddaughter of Alphonse Boni, a citizen of the Ivory Coast who acquired French (...)
Septembre 2015
Les portes du temps
(The doors of time)
The program of Les Portes du Temps 2015 was co-created by two major players in Nantes’ cultural heritage (the Château des Ducs de Bretagne and the Department of Heritage and Archaeology), as well as by (...)
Août 2015
Freedom ! (The book)
By Emmanuelle Chérel, Marie-Hélène Jouzeau and Françoise Vergès Freedom ! This word, which is repeated in several languages in the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery, reveals the profound and insati (...)
Mai 2015
OBIA Exhibition
Nicola Lo Calzo The Square of the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery from May 10 to September 30, 2015 The Maroon people settled in the region of Guiana in the 18thCentury. The “Maroons” – slav (...)
Mai 2015
National day of remembrance of the slave trade, slavery and the abolition of both 2015
Angela Davis, Guest of Honor of the City of Nantes The City invited Angela Davis, the great Afro-American intellectual and activist and a major figure in the civil rights movement in the 1970s who remains (...)
Mai 2014
Exhibition: Haïti, effroi des oppresseurs, espoir des opprimés (Haïti, dread of the oppressors, hope of the oppressed)
Square of the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery, May 10 to September 21, 2014. 1804-2014: The 210th anniversary of the birth of the Republic of Haiti. This key historical event crowned the slave insurre (...)
Mai 2014
National day of remembrance of the slave trade, slavery and the abolition of both 2014
Homage to Haiti The Haitian Revolution, which began in 1791, was one of the greatest revolutions of the 18th Century, contributing to movements to abolish the slave trade and colonial slavery. It resulted (...)
Juin 2013
International
meetings of
the memorial 2013
An architecture of remembrance June 7 and 8, 2013 Auditorium of the École Nationale Supérieure of Architecture of Nantes These events united architects and artists who designed and carried out projects w (...)
Mai 2013
Exhibition
“Ten powerful women”
Portraits of women struggling against colonial slavery Square of the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery, May 10-September 15, 2013 For the May 10 events the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery welcomed (...)
Mai 2013
National day of remembrance of the slave trade, slavery and the abolition of both 2013
Carole Alston, Guest of Honor After completing her studies in dance, drama and singing at the Howard University College of Fine Arts (Washington D.C.), Carole Alston found work in Switzerland and toured Eu (...)
Mai 2012
National day of remembrance of the slave trade, slavery and the abolition of both
Léonora Miano, Guest of Honor Léonora Miano was born in 1973, in Douala, Cameroun. In 1991, she moved to France to pursue her literary studies. She began writing when she was 8 and defines herself as a (...)
Avril 2012
Stéphane Hessel's visit
Report by Vincent Douet.
Avril 2012
European prize for urban public space
Julian Bonder and Kristof Wodiczko received a special mention at the European Prize for Urban Public Space, in April 2012, for designing the Memorial for the Abolition of Slavery. In all, 2,347 proposals f (...)
Mars 2012
Inauguration of the memorial
Mars 2012
International meetings of the memorial 2012
March 22, 23 and 24, 2012 During the inauguration of the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes the first International Meetings of the Memorial took place at the Château des Ducs de Bretagne on M (...)
Mai 2010
Laying of the first stone
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