Product images of Medal commemorating the 'Emancipation in the West Indies'
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Medal commemorating the 'Emancipation in the West Indies'
Obverse: A black man shaking hands with a white man attended by a black woman and child and a white woman wearing a bonnet. Legend: 'WE ARE MEN AND BRETHREN'. Exergue: 'EMANCIPATION, AUG. 1. 1838'. Reverse: Legend: 'THEIR NAMES SHALL BE SACRED IN THE MEMORY OF THE JUST'. Within a palm wreath are inscribed the names 'PENN, GRAN. SHARP, WILBERFORCE, BENEZET, CLARKSON, BUXTON, BROUGHAM, STURGE, SLIGO'. Part of the Michael Graham-Stewart slavery collection.
- Image reference: F0675-1
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund