Rev. Jesse Jackson Visits Memorial ACTe in Guadeloupe

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During his five-day visit to the French Caribbean, U.S. civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson, toured the MEMORIAL ACTe in Guadeloupe. It is the world’s largest museum dedicated to the memory and history of slavery from the early seventeenth century to present day. [For more information, see Mémorial ACTe Guadeloupe and its Genealogical Research Space.] Here are excerpts from a PR Newswire article:

Already called the “POMPIDOU CENTER” or the “MuCEM” of the Caribbean for its impressive architecture and interactive content, Rev. Jackson’s visit to the Memorial ACTe, comes just two months after the inauguration which was attended by French President François Hollande and 19 heads of States from Africa and the Caribbean. Rev. Jackson arrived on the main island of Guadeloupeon Saturday afternoon and received a warm welcome by the Guadeloupe Islands officials and residents. After his official visit to the Memorial ACTe, Rev. Jesse Jackson commented:

“This is the most phenomenal museum of its kind in the whole world. I…

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