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Resource Center

Bibliothèque ronde

Archives and database 

Fonds d'archives et base de données

National Archives

The National Archives preserve the archives of the central State administrations, the minutes of Paris notaries and private funds of national interest.


Overseas National Archives

Heirs to more than three centuries of history, the National Overseas Archives preserve two large sets with different administrative and archival past


Departmental archives of Loire-Atlantique

The Archives constitute the collective memory of the department and are constantly modernized to keep pace with the times and with the expectations of the public.


Departmental Archives de Gironde

District administration responsible for collecting the papers of suppressed institutions such as Intendances or religious convents in the Gironde department

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Departmental Archives of Reunion

The departmental archives of La Réunion are the public institution responsible for collecting the archives, classifying them, preserving them and making them available to the public, for the purposes of evidence and historical research.

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Departmental Archives de Guadeloupe

The collection of public and private archives in all their forms – written, printed, audiovisual, sound, cartographic heritage, etc... – has enriched the collective memory of the department for three centuries.


Digital Bank of Martinican Heritage

Funds from public authorities and administrations, family papers, company archives constitute the sources of the history of the island, essential to researchers, necessary for the construction of a truly shared memory.

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Slav travel

Database listing more than 36 000 trading trips between the 16th and 19th centuries.


Library of Congress

Articles and documents put online by the Library of the American Congress. Several presentations/exhibits of digitized historical documents on slavery in the United States.



Several million documents that can be consulted and downloaded for free: books, manuscripts, maps and plans, prints, photographs, posters, magazines


Mona Lisa

Resources on the documentation, computerization and digitization of museum collections in France.



The National Audiovisual Institute is responsible for archiving audiovisual productions, producing, editing, selling audiovisual and multimedia content intended for all audiences, professionals or individuals, for all screens. 


Genealogical research – Memorial ACTe Guadeloupe

This space includes more than 6 000 genealogical trees of Guadeloupe families. An achievement which has as its starting point a long and meticulous work in the departmental archives of Guadeloupe carried out by Michel Rogers, a passionate genealogist.

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Centre de ressources numérique - MANIFEST 

Les Anneaux de la Mémoire travaillent, dans le cadre du projet MANIFEST, sur une base de données qui doit rendre compte de l’histoire et des héritages de la traite transatlantique sur l’ensemble de l’Europe. Sans être exhaustive elle doit refléter la diversité des sources, des patrimoines et des mémoires et valoriser la transversalité des contenus. Un comité consultatif a été créé pour ce projet. Il rassemble des personnalités dans le domaine de la recherche, des arts et de la société civile. 

Centre de recherche

Research Center and Resources


The Foundation for the Memory of Slavery

The Foundation for the Memory of Slavery aims to advance  knowledge about the slave trade and slavery, the resistance they aroused and the fight for their abolition.


LIPE - laboratory for educational innovation in Europe

LIPE is a digital platform for the dissemination of innovative educational resources produced from research programs on Europe in collaboration with education specialists. 


DILCRAH  (delegation interministerial)

The Dilcrah is responsible for designing, coordinating and leading state policy in the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and anti-LGBT hatred.


LabEX-EHNE  (European project)

The main objective of the EHNE project is to shed light on the current crisis in Europe by reconstructing a new historiography of the continent which is aimed as much at the scientific world as at the teaching world, citizens and politicians.




Nantes History Museum (France)

The Nantes History Museum, through its collections and the historical work carried out on the slave trade, is internationally recognized as a reference site.


Memorial to the abolition of slavery – Nantes (France)

For the City of Nantes, the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery, testimony to an assumed memory, goes beyond the framework of local history. It is a tribute to the millions of victims of trafficking and slavery around the world.

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Museum of Aquitaine – Bordeaux (France)

Since 2009, the museum has  permanent rooms devoted to slavery and the triangular trade. These permanent rooms are organized into four spaces which testify to the role of the city of Bordeaux in the 18th century siècle.


ACTe Memorial – Pointe-à-Pitre (France)

The ACTe Memorial or “Caribbean Center for Expressions and Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Slavery” is un  memorial . It is located in the bay of the port of Pointe-à-Pitre , Guadeloupe , on the site of the former Darboussier sugar factory .

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International Slavery Museum – Liverpool (United Kingdom)

Inaugurated in 2007 as part of the celebration of the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in the former British Empire and the Haitian Revolution, it is dedicated to the black population: an oppressed minority for several centuries.


Old Slave Mart museum – Charleston  (United States)

Located on the very spot where the last slave sales took place in 1863. It tells the story of the emancipation of blacks until the movement of civil rights through the various cultural influences African and Caribbean.

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Whitney Plantation – New Orleans (USA)

In 2014, the Whitney Plantation opened to the public for the first time in its 262-year history as the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.


National museum of African American history and culture – Smithsonian – New York (USA)

The first museum dedicated to African-American history and culture in the United States. The museum deals with history and culture through three themes: slavery , segregation_cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ and culture and sport.


Schoelcher Museum – Pointe-à-Pitre (France)

Museum associated with the image of one of the strongest historical personalities of the French West Indies: Victor Schoelcher. The museum is also, by the wish of the latter, a real place for the promotion of culture in the most universal sense of the term.


Under the aegis of the Route des Abolitions association, 25 sites and places of memory linked to the fight against slavery are now federated in the National Memorial Center of Eastern France and Switzerland in order to promote the pioneering action of historical figures and to strengthen France's historical commitment to the history of the slave trade, slavery and its abolition.

Cultural actors

Acteurs culturels

House of Citizens of the World

The Maison des Citoyens du Monde is a collectif associatif  which broadly brings together structures and individuals. Its objective is to promote the indivisibility and effectiveness of human rights here and in the world.


House of Africa in Nantes

The Casa Africa Nantes (or House of Africa in Nantes ) is a place whose mission is to create a space for the promotion of initiatives related to Africa and responsible for encouraging meetings, reflections, debates and prospective on Africa. .


Overseas Memory

The association's objectives today are to work to remember slavery and its abolition, to promote overseas and world cultures, and to promote the diversity of origins.

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Lilian Thuram Foundation

The objectives of the Lilian Thuram association are to transmit tolerance   and fraternity with educational materials, organize activities and events, and inculcate these values through parents, school and sports.

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