History December 02, 2018 at 08:00 am

Africans who played an active role in the Transatlantic slave trade

Ismail Akwei December 02, 2018 at 08:00 am

December 02, 2018 at 08:00 am | History

Signares

Signare

Signare was the name for the Mulatto French-African women of the island of Gorée in French Senegal during the 18th and 19th centuries. These women of colour managed to gain some individual assets, status, and power in the hierarchies of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Notable signares included Victoria Albis, Hélène Aussenac, Anna Colas Pépin, Anne Pépin, Mary de Saint Jean and Crispina Peres.

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