Commissioned by
American Anti-Slavery Society, American, 1833 - 1870
Manufactured by
Gibbs, Gardner and Company, American, 1830 - 1846
Date
1838
Medium
copper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 1/16 × 1 1/16 × 1/8 in. (2.7 × 2.7 × 0.3 cm)
Description
This circular copper abolitionist token depicts a kneeling female figure in chains with uplifted arms on the front. The figure is surrounded by the words “AM I NOT A WOMAN & A SISTER *1838*." On the reverse the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” surround an olive wreath enclosing the words “LIBERTY/1838.” The letter "N" in "UNITED" is backwards.
Place made
Belleville, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement
Anti-slavery movements
Type
tokens
Topic
Antislavery
Emancipation
Slavery
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2018.52
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd565b94a2b-7b19-4dd0-83b2-102d57285eea
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