Description Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), a potter and leading member of Great Britain's Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, had this medallion modeled by Hackwood to be produced in ceramic. It is inscribed: "Am I not a Man and a Brother?" During the early 19th century, the medallion was mounted in a gold brooch. The image of the half-nude black male kneeling in prayer was a popular image for abolitionists in both Great Britain and the United States.
- At Freedom's Door: Challenging Slavery in Maryland. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore. 2007.
Provenance Taylor B. Williams Antiques, Chicago; purchased by Walters Art Museum, 1989.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Am I not a Man and a Brother
Credit Museum purchase, 1989
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