Pinback button stating "We Shall Overcome"

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Manufactured by
Hip Products, American
Medium
metal and plastic
Dimensions
Diameter: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Place made
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1960s
Description
A small, circular, brown and yellow pinback button featuring the text [ WE SHALL / OVERCOME ]. Along the lower left edge of the button is the manufacturers information [ HIP PROD., 153 NORTH, CHGO. ]
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Politics (Practical)
Resistance
United States--History--1961-1969
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
2011.159.3.31
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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