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  • The first formerly enslaved person to demand and receive reparations.
  • At 70 years old after she was emancipated, Sutton petitioned the Massachusetts General Court for a pension from the proceeds of the Royall family’s estate.
  • Sutton was awarded an annual pension of fifteen pounds and twelve shillings, approved by John Hancock.
  • Sutton’s effort set the stage for the ongoing reparations movement.

Belinda Sutton T-shirt

  • This T-shirt feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for all.

    • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
    • Pre-shrunk fabric

    This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

  • All sales are final. We do not accept returns or refunds, credits, or exchanges.

    Please make sure that you have carefully reviewed all information in your order prior to finalizing your purchase, including your billing and shipping address, e-mail and telephone number.

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