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1790 Anti-Slavery Medallion

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 10:49 pm
by mhonzell
My most recent acquisition is a bit controversial, so I ask that you view it in the sense it was made: An advertisement by those attempting to abolish slavery in Britain. The groups fighting for the end of slavery accomplished their mission in 1807 after many years.

This medallion does not express the torture and pain that the slaves endured, but the idea of a humble man attempting to say what was being done, is wrong.

Wedgewood's movement began in 1787 with a drawing of the man in chains. It became the symbol for the abolitionist; appearing on plates, newspapers, and medals. They were worn for others to see.

There were also sketches of slaves bearing arms to fight their way to freedom. It was rough time that came to a conclusion. Yet, it took America another 55 years to reach Emancipation.

Re: 1790 Anti-Slavery Medallion

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:00 am
by Daniel
I appreciate this coin and what it stands for.

Re: 1790 Anti-Slavery Medallion

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:19 am
by Paul

Re: 1790 Anti-Slavery Medallion

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 12:30 am
by PetesPockets55
Those medallions were a powerful form of communication.