Pinback button for N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense Fund anti-lynching campaign

Created by
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Subject of
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., American, founded 1940
Date
1940s
Medium
metal, plastic and ink on paper
Dimensions
Diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Description
A blue and white circular pinback button. The top half reads "STOP LYNCHING" in white on blue background; the lower half reads "N.A.A.C.P. / LEGAL DEFENSE FUND" in blue on a white background.
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Topic
Hate crimes
Law
Lynching
Politics (Practical)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Dawn Simon Spears and Alvin Spears, Sr.
Object number
2011.159.3.12
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cd945f97-57fc-4ca9-ba0c-011fd59a972a