NJCT Plaque for Queen Marie-Louise Christophe

by Fanm Rebèl in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

NJCT Plaque for Queen Marie-Louise Christophe
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On 15th November 2021 we successfully raised £3,000 with 73 supporters in 56 days

Campaign to raise £3000 for a blue plaque for Marie-Louise Christophe, first and last Queen of Haiti, who lived in Britain from 1821-1824.

by Fanm Rebèl in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Mèsi Anpil!

Dear friends/Che zanmi,

We are thrilled to be able to inform you that the commemorative plaque dedicated to our Haitian queen, Marie-Louise Christophe, was installed last week at 49 Weymouth Street, London W1G 8NG, where it will have an everlasting presence. 

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The unveiling ceremony was well attended by members of the community, local government and the media, and has received favourable coverage across numerous different platforms (please see the links below). The event was live-streamed on Instagram and Zoom and the recording is available to view here

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We couldn't have made this happen without the support of our generous sponsors and are eternally thankful for your support. Though Marie-Louise lost so much over the course of her life in exile, we hope that we have given her some restitution by acknowledging and commemorating the contribution that she has made to the interconnected histories (or rather herstories) of Britain and Haiti. If you weren't able to come along to the unveiling or join remotely, we hope that you will make the pilgrimage to 49 Weymouth Street to see the plaque in all its blue, shiny glory! Mèsi anpil, tout moun.

Tout bòn souwè/all good wishes,

Nicole, Wilford and Michelet.

Media Coverage:

https://www.voice-online.co.uk/news/uk-news/2022/02/07/caribbean-queen-gets-london-blue-plaque/

https://cnewsactusdothy.com/2022/02/09/la-1ere-et-unique-reine-dhaiti-marie-louise-christophe-honoree-a-londres/?amp

https://www.rfi.fr/fr/podcasts/journal-d-ha%C3%AFti-et-des-am%C3%A9riques/20220208-transition-politique-en-ha%C3%AFti-l-apr%C3%A8s-7-f%C3%A9vrier (report c. 11:50)


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