THE MEMORIAL
AN EXCEPTIONAL PROJECT

A POLITICAL PROJECT
For the city of Nantes, the Memorial to the abolition of slavery is a testimony to a memory which the city has accepted, and stretches beyond the context of local history. Homage to the millions of victims of the slave trade and slavery, homage to those who stood up against this crime, homage to the struggles of the past and the present, the memorial carries a universal message of solidarity and brotherhood. This monument, which has an international impact, aims to provide an anchor point and a context for the construction of a collective conscience rejecting all forms of enslavement and affirming the richness and diversity of the human race.