"Religion Without Humanity" Face Jug
By Jim McDowell

Gas-fired ceramic with salt and soda; Korean celadon glaze.

8 x 7½ x 6 in 

Inscription: “Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff. Sojourner Truth. BLM”

When the state of Louisiana began to plant and export rice, many enslaved females were sold to plantations there as they proved themselves to be good growers. The women carried seeds which they plaited into their hair so they would be able to grow food in the new place.

 

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