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Slave Steps

Monument - Petit-Canal

This monumental stairway of 54 dressed-stone steps led to the esplanade where slaves were sold directly off the boat. It is said to have been constructed as soon as the abolition of slavery was pronounced in 1848. According to local lore, each home built one step. Plaques on the steps display the names of various African ethnicities:  Yoruba (southwestern Nigeria, Togo, Benin), Congolese (from the former kingdom at the mouth of the Congo River), Ibo (southeastern Nigeria), Wolof (Nigeria, Senegal, and Congo), Fula (west Africa), and Bamileke (western Cameroon). At the foot of the stairs stands a bust of Louis Delgrès, who fought to the death against the re-imposition of slavery in 1802.

Marches des esclaves (Slave Steps) - Petit-Canal: at the bottom, the landing stage
Marches des esclaves (Slave Steps) - Petit-Canal: at the bottom, the landing stage
 The Slave steps monument at Petit-Canal. 54 steps
The Slave steps monument at Petit-Canal. 54 steps
 The names of African ethnic groups
The names of African ethnic groups
 At the foot of the steps, the bust of Louis Delgrès
At the foot of the steps, the bust of Louis Delgrès
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