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Anti-slavery token
Description: Photograph of a token which reads, "Am I Not a Woman and a Sister 1838." The image of the female slave in chains surrounded by the motto was used by female antislavery societies in printed pamphlets, on letterheads and on needlework sold at antislavery fairs. The emblem served as a visual reminder of the humanity of the fettered slave. This coin, made of copper, may have been exchanged among members of antislavery groups much the same way as we might use political buttons today. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03157
Subjects: Fugitive slaves; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Tokens
Places: Ohio