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Statue of the Mulatta Solitude

    Created by Didier Audrat, the statue was a commission by the city of Paris. Born around 1772, Solitude was the daughter of an African slave who had been raped by a sailor on the boat that was deporting her to the West Indies. After the abolition of slavery in 1794, Solitude joined a Guadeloupian maroon community. When Napoleon Bonaparte re-established slavery in Guadeloupe in 1802, Solitude rallied to the call of Louis Delgrès and fought with him to obtain freedom. Pregnant, she survived the battle of the 8th of May 8 1802, but was executed by hanging on the 29th of November of the same year, the day after her baby was born.

    Address : Pl. du Général Catroux, 75017 Paris


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