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Slave Emancipation Society medallion

Slave Emancipation Society medallion
Slave Emancipation Society medallion.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: F0680
Description: William Hackwood designed this famous medallion for the abolition campaign. It was produced in jasperware by one of Britain’s leading industrialists, Josiah Wedgwood, who was an ardent abolitionist. Its motto – ‘Am I not a man and a brother? – became the rallying cry for the campaign.
Creator: William Hackwood (circa 1757-1829) for Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795)
Date: circa 1787-1829
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London, Michael Graham-Stewart slavery collection
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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