The memory of Guillaume de Felice in Yverdon (Switzerland)

« ... Yet colonial slavery is both contrary to the fundamental principles of Christianity and in its very essence to the religious education of those it maintains chained. So you have the most powerful motives, a motive of faith and conscience, to fight it until it falls under your blows”.
Petition of the Protestants addressed to the chambers at the initiative of De Félice in 1848.

Guillaume de Félice played an important role in the fight against slavery in the 1830-40s by mobilizing the Protestant networks in France and developing relations with organizations in the United States and Great Britain, for which he was the correspondent. He was the initiator of many popular petitions and religious orders.