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Surinam freedom fighter Off-White T-shirt
The Mentor tee has a regular fit comes with short sleeves and classic crewneck. On the front we present Codjo one of the three Surinamese freedom fighters with the Surinamese flag.
On the back we have the small description of their story.
• Unisex regular fit. We recommend woman sizing down.
• 100% sustainable cotton
Price incl. VAT
Mentor was a young man enslaved. He was one of the three freedom fighters held responsible for the great city fire in Paramaribo. Mentor had fled from his original owner and hid in the Picorni forest together with other runaways. To survive, they committed petty robberies to get food and other necessities of life.
On 3 September 1832, they set fire to Monsanto’s shop as a diversion to get necessities elsewhere. The next day it became clear exactly how big the fire was.
Mantor, together with Codjo and Present, were identified as the arsonists. On 26 January 1833 they were sentenced to death.
Mentor was about 20 years old at the time of the court ruling. And was born in the coastal region of Guinea. He was the largest of the 3 suspects. He had visible scars on their buttocks, presumably from previous sentences
PLAIN starts this campaign to introduce our followers to Surinamese heroes/freedom fighters. We do not want these people to be forgotten.