Monday, February 04, 2008

On this date in Black History - 2/4

In 1794 - France abolishes slavery.

The nation will have a lukewarm commitment to abolition and will, under Napoleon, reestablish slavery in 1802 along with the reinstitution of the "Code noir", prohibiting blacks, mulattoes and other people of color from entering French colonial territory or intermarrying with whites.

All Black Facts are from Black Facts Online, so if you find an error, take it up with them. :-)

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