Thursday, July 27, 2017

Exhibition: “Darboussier au cœur des migrations II” [Darboussier at the heart of migrations] - continues through Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Mémorial ACTe — Guadeloupe, French West Indies

“Darboussier au cœur des migrations II”
July 1-September 3, 2017 at Mémorial ACTe
Exhibition: “Darboussier au cœur des migrations II” [Darboussier at the heart of migrations] - Opening on Saturday, July 1, 2017; continues through Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Mémorial ACTe — Guadeloupe, French West Indies; Where: Mémorial ACTe, Rue Raspail, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, FWI; Tel: 590 (0) 590 25 16 00; Website: Mémorial ACTe
Event Description: “Mémorial ACTe presents the exhibition 'Darboussier au cœur des migrations II' [Darboussier at the heart of migrations], which will be on view from July 1 through September 3, 2017. This is a second iteration of an exhibition, which took place in Fall 2015. This is one of the many upcoming events by Mémorial ACTe being held in celebration of its second anniversary. [This exhibition has a fee of 5 and 3€. The museum is located at Rue Raspail, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.] ...”Read more: Mémorial ACTe 
About Guadeloupean History: “While sugar production became industrialized in the second half of the 19th century, planters and millers used foreign labor to replace the slave labor of the newly liberated slaves. And Darboussier, from simple plantation in the eighteenth century, became the most important sugar factory of the Lesser Antilles. A model in the new era of industrial societies that led to a tremendous movement of people around the world. India, Syria, Lebanon, Italy, Madeira, Cape Verde, Congo, Gabon, China, Indo-China, Palestine, Japan, etc.—with tens of thousands of women and men, laborers, employed, having signed contracts—sell their labor force to these new enterprises of which Darboussier is model. All trying to create a better life, alongside and similar to former slaves, these tens of thousands of people would lay down roots and offer Guadeloupe today its most beautiful face, that of our diversity ...”Read more: Mémorial ACTe
For further information: Mémorial ACTe. Related Article: https://repeatingislands.com/2017/06/29/memorial-acte-exhibition-darboussier-au-coeur-des-migrations-ii/.

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