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Fleur-de-lis Painting - Branded With Fleur De Lis A Symbolic Link To Slavery - The Code Noir Or The Black Code  by Nicole Jean-Louis

Branded With Fleur De Lis A Symbolic Link To Slavery - The Code Noir Or The Black Code is a painting by Nicole Jean-Louis which was uploaded on March 28th, 2014.

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Incredible and very POWERFUL work Nicole ♥ breaks my heart...but that is what a true artist does, they make us FEEL ♥ f/l


Thank you so much Diana!

Very evocative. Nice work!

Thank you very much Renee!

Oh this made me so sad, but I totally get it, cruelty in the world is something that can not and should not be tolerated. I won't say to much because I have a sassy mouth that gets me in trouble, but let's just say I don't approve of anyone, anywhere at anytime being mistreated or enslaved. The Lord didn't intend for us to treat one another in that fashion. OH wow, hush my mouth! But Your work speaks volumes and my heart is with you! Bless you!

Hi Debra! There is nothing wrong in denouncing cruelty. We can not be indifferent to suffering, or take pleasure inflicting it. I appreciate your compassionate and approving comment, and thank you for the blessing.

Outstanding work !!! And subject we need to talk about and eliminate ! Slavery is still alive today !! 30 million people are living as forced laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers, child brides in forced marriages and, in all ways that matter, as pieces of property, chattel in the servitude of absolute ownership. Walk Free investigated 162 countries and found slaves in every single one. But the practice is far worse in some countries than others. The country where you are most likely to be enslaved is Mauritania. Although this vast West African nation has tried three times to outlaw slavery within its borders, it remains so common that it is nearly normal. The report estimates that four percent of Mauritania is enslaved one out of every 25 people. Here is a link if you would like to read more !! l/f

Thank you so much, Miroslava, for your very informative and compassionate comment. I appreciate your visit to my site!

Fabulous! L/F

Thank you so much Sarah!

A very special thanks to my buyer from Rochester Hills, Mi., who purchased a glossy greeting card of my artwork, "Branded With Fleur de Lis". I greatly appreciate your visit to my site. Happy Holiday! Nicole Jean-Louis

Outstanding work! I wrote a poem once I learned about the history of the Fleur-de-lis visiting the Whitney Slave Muesum in 2015: Walking around the French Quarter in a daze, Crowds in bars watched the Saints game being played, While rich negros were bought and sold via online fantasy trades, An echo of slave days when massa used Fleur-de-lis' to mark the hides of his & her slaves, Few know this logo's significance and story, The Redskins ain't the only team that's derogatory, For hundreds of years Black Americans slaved and sharecropped sugar cane, Yet even after freedom, we gang bang and slang cane, Worked for the white, made the white (sugar/crack), that caused our plight like diabetes and addiction, Mental, spiritual, emotional and physical diseases plague us, but the "quiet majority" just think its fiction, These long term effects still curse us like a voodoo hex, Plantations were replaced by the industrial prison complex, Our future should be a destiny manifest, Being survivors from a long line of survivors was the ultimate test, Against all odds, given nothing, we built America... Yes... But they keep us uneducated and depressed, Frustrated and in debt, Doped up and locked down because they're afraid of what's next. Jason Moore

You are right Jason: this "logo of fleur de lis significance and story" is unknown to many. You have written a very deep, insightful poem. Congratulations Jason! I appreciate your input.

such a sad time in humanity , this is moving f/l

Yes, Sandra. Thank you for comment and compassion.

Your work is excellent and here tells such a tragic tale and the shame of all mankind

Yes Nancy... Thank you so much!

Outstanding work, Nicole ! f,l

Thank you very much Ana Maria!

Bravo, Nicole.........your wonderful art also opens our eyes to terrible truth......fv......VIVA

Wow! Thank you so much Viva!

This is stunning artwork, Nicole. I learn historic from your description. Love this painting. FL

Thank you so much Melly!

Awww...heartbreakin....a statement !

Yes Michel! Thank you so much!

Love that your painting history!

Thank you so much Marcia!

Awesome work!

Thank you so much Anna!

Thank you for the historic description of this scene. Your art captures and tells the sad story well.

Thank you so much Carlin for your positive comment!

Makes me weep. :(

Sorry Adrienne... Yes, Atrocious reality!

Very artistic and profound work!!!

Thank you so much Lee!

Excellent Work Nicole!! l/f

Thank you Brian!

Another vote. I love your work!!

Thank you Lenore!

Great painting Nicole! L

Thank you Veikko!

This excellent painting has a powerful message, Nicole! L/F

Thank you so much Hazel for your appreciative comment!

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