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Victor Schoelcher Library

The Schoelcher Library is named after Victor Schoelcher, who was a writer, art critic, and 19th-century politician.

He is best known as a staunch defender of human rights and a fervent activist for the abolition of slavery.

Victor Schoelcher notably signed the decree abolishing slavery in the French colonies in 1848 and was subsequently elected as the representative of the French West Indies at the National Assembly in 1848 and 1849.

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