Il faut se souvenir, we must not forget: Memorializing Slavery in Detroit and Martinique

Sept. 18th - Dec. 11th, 2019
GalleryDAAS, Haven Hall G648

Using photographs of memorials to slavery as a story visual, “Il faut se souvenir, we must not forget” is a multi-media exhibit that explores the little-known history of slavery in the city of Detroit and its unexpected connection to the French island of Martinique.

Rachel Willis grew up on Detroit’s west side and is a proud former student of Detroit Public Schools. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in French & Francophone Studies from the University of Michigan in May 2019 and is currently completing an accelerated Master of Arts in Transcultural Studies. She is interested in Francophone and Caribbean history and is passionate about making history accessible for all.