“The blacks are deaf neither to the voice of morality nor to that of civilization; sons of the common father, they are men like us”

Letter from Anne-Marie Javouhey

The early 1830s saw the rebirth of the abolitionist movement. Whereas the parliamentary struggle was led by Lamartine, there was an experiment in Mana, in Guyana, on the emancipation of blacks, entrusted by the government of Louis-Philippe to Anne-Marie Javouhey and which saw from 1838, ten years before the definitive abolition of slavery, several hundreds black gaining freedom.