Surinam freedom fighter white tshirt

Surinam freedom fighter white tshirt

The Codjo 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

Original price was: €50.00.Current price is: €25.00.

Price incl. VAT

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Codjo was a young man enslaved. He was one of the three freedom fighters held responsible for the great city fire in Paramaribo. Codjo 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. Codjo, together with Mentor and Present, were identified as the arsonists. On 26 January 1833 they were sentenced to death.

Codjo is known to have been about 30 years old at the time of the verdict. He was small in stature, had fiery eyes and several burn marks on his left arm.

PLAIN starts this campaign to introduce our followers to Surinamese heroes/freedom fighters. We do not want these people to be forgotten.