Sarah Parker Remond
Depicting Sarah Parker Remond (1826 - 1894) African American slavery abolitionist, lecturer and physician.
These earrings have been made from lightweight, durable plastic, approximately 2mm in thickness. The design has been printed onto the front and then sealed using a matte top spray coat. The back is plain white in colour. Due to the handmade nature of these items, every piece will vary slightly in size and colour.
The earring posts are silver plated stainless steel. The backs are made of acrylic and silicone rubber.
Your earrings will come attached to a printed card, carefully packed in a little bubblewrap and tissue paper, and posted in a small postal box.
Should the earring posts lose their shine and become tarnished, carefully rub a little Silvo silver polish on them. Make sure to remove all residue with a damp tissue or cloth. Surgical spirit can also be used (sparingly) if necessary, to disinfect the posts.
Sarah Parker Remond (1826 - 1894) African American slavery abolitionist, lecturer and physician.
Born free in Salem, Massachusetts to successful, well-established businesspeople and activists, Remond was at the centre of anti-slavery activity and the whole family was committed to the abolition movement. She delivered her first lecture against slavery at the age of 16, with her brother Charles whom she would later go on tour with throughout the northeast US. Over time she became one of the society's most persuasive and powerful lecturers.
In 1858 Remond was invited to take the anti-slavery message to the UK where she spoke eloquently of the inhumane treatment of slaves and described the discrimination endured by free blacks throughout the US. Between 1859-1861, she gave more than 45 lectures and raised large sums of money for the anti-slavery cause. Whilst in London, Remond both studied and travelled, lecturing during term breaks. She helped found and served on the executive committee of the Ladies' London Emancipation Society - the only black woman among the 1,500 signatories to a women-only, 1866 petition requesting the right of women to vote.
Returning briefly to the US, Remond joined with the American Equal Rights Association working for equal suffrage for women & African Americans. During the American Civil War she appealed for support for the Union Army and after the war raised funds to support the millions of newly emancipated freedmen in the American South.
From England, Remond went to Italy in 1867 to pursue medical training in Florence, where she became a physician. She practiced medicine for nearly 20 years in Italy & never returned to the US.
Remond, along with 5 other outstanding women of the state, is honoured with a plaque at the Massachusetts State House. In 2020 UCL renamed its Centre for the Study of Racism & Racialisation the Sarah Parker Remond Centre.