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Pair of abolitionist slave tokens

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Title:Pair of abolitionist slave tokens

One token, dated 1838, depicts a kneeling, shackled female slave, accompanied by the words: "Am I not a woman & a sister." Verso depicts a laurel wreath surrounding "Liberty 1838." Other token depicts a male figure with inscription "Am I not a man and a brother." Verso portrays two hands clasped as if shaking, with the inscription "May slavery and oppression cease throughout the world." Appears identical to abolitionist token originally created circa 1792.

Gilder Lehrman Document No.: GLC08551.

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Types:Visual works | Text
Subjects:Slavery--United States | Slaves--United States | Antislavery movements--United States | Abolitionists--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Violence against | Crimes against humanity--United States | Minorities--Violence against--United States | United States--Race relations--History--18th century | United States--Race relations--History--19th century | Race relations | Human rights--United States | Civil rights--United States | Equality--United States | Social problems--United States | Social justice--United States | United States--History--18th century | United States--History--19th century | United States--Social conditions--18th century | United States--Social conditions--19th century | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891 | Northeastern States, 43.063907, -74.187497
Collection:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: The Collection
Institution:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Contributors:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
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