#WOTW: The Mulatto Solitude

In 1802, the Mulatto Solitude participated in the Guadeloupean uprisings, while also being a few months pregnant. The uprising occurred because natives of Guadeloupe did not approve of the appointment of Jean-Baptiste Raymond de Lacrosse as Captain-General of Guadeloupe. After the abolition of slavery, orders were made for military officials to discipline former slaves, disarm soldiers of colour and punish any rebel officiers. The rebels were heavily outnumbered and eventually lost the battle. Solitude was arrested and imprisoned. A day after giving birth, Solitude was imprisoned, tortured and eventually was killed. Solitude is now a symbol of resistance, courage and resilience for all Caribbean women and mothers who fought against slavery, corruption and equality.

 

 

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