secondary work

List of Catholic Villages de Libertè in Africa


Source: Denise Bouche, Les Villages de Liberté
en Afrique Noire Française, 1887-1910

(Paris: Mouton & Co et École Pratique des Hautes Études, 1968)
in University of Delaware library and ANFOM library
Notes © 1999 by Jim Jones, Ph.D.

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The following table contains a list of villages de liberté created by various Catholic missions working as the Société Anti-esclavage (the Anti-Slavery Society).

Village name Location Colony/territory Date founded
Created by the Pères du Saint-Esprit (Fathers of the Holy Spirit)
Saint-Henri La Sainte-Famille des Ouaddas Oubangui 1899
Sainte-Elisabeth Saint-Martin des Apindjis Gabon 1899
Saint-Antonin Brouadou (Kissi) French Guinea 1901
Sainte-Blandine St. Paul des Rapides (Bangui) Oubangui 1901
Sainte-Thérèse Franceville Gabon 1902
Saint-Antoine Cabrousse (Casamance) Senegal 1903
Saint-Louis Old Calabar Southern Nigeria 1903
Saint-Georges Lambaréné Gabon 1903
Saint-Pierre Linzolo Congo 1903
Saint-Jean Bouenza Congo 1906
Sainte-Marie Les Abiras Oubangui 1907
Graffinville St. Michel de Mongo French Guinea 1910
Created by the Pères Blancs (White Fathers)
Saint-Isidore Kita Soudan 1897
Saint-Adolphe Banankoro Soudan 1899
Saint-Félix Kita Soudan 1903
Saint-Eugène Ouagadougou Soudan 1903
Saint-Léon Koupéla Soudan 1903
Saint-Joachim Patiana Soudan 1903
Saint-Paul Kilubula Rhodesia 1903
Saint-Joseph Sirakoro (Ségou) Soudan 1904
Sainte-Cécile Manga Soudan not
Perraudville Khati Soudan 1906
Saint-Pie Kayes Soudan 1910
Created by the Pères des Missions africaines de Lyon (African Mission Fathers of Lyon)
Saint-Lazare Zagnanado Dahomey 1899
Saint-Calude Abéokuta Southern Nigeria 1902
Wallonville Koroko Côte d'Ivoire 1903
Vilersville Abomey Dahomey 1903
Saint-Augustin Kétou Dahomey 1905
Saint-Bernard Aboisso Côte d'Ivoire 1906
Jeanne-d'Arc Katiola Côte d'Ivoire 1909