Sarah Parker Remond
Feminist Pin Badge
Depicting Sarah Parker Remond (1826 - 1894) African American slavery abolitionist, lecturer and physician.
Each brooch is hand cut from shrink plastic so they can vary in size slightly, but are approximately 6 cm in height. They are coated with a clear acrylic spray coat to protect the finish and have a double pin style fixing with metal clutches on the reverse.
Your pin bagde will come attached to a printed card, wrapped in a little bubble wrap and tissue, and posted in a small cardboard postal box.
Sarah Parker Remond (1826 - 1894) African American slavery abolitionist, lecturer and physician.
Born free in Salem, Massachusetts to successful, well-established businesspeople & activists, Remond was at the centre of anti-slavery activity & 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 & 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 & described the discrimination endured by free blacks throughout the US. Between 1859-1861, she gave more than 45 lectures & raised large sums of money for the anti-slavery cause. Whilst in London, Remond both studied & travelled, lecturing during term breaks. She helped found & 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 & 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.