Red wool scarf worn by Joan Mulholland during a protest near the White House

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Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
Mulholland, Joan Trumpauer, American, born 1941
Medium
wool
Dimensions
H x W: 49 x 9 1/2 in. (124.5 x 24.1 cm)
Type
scarves (costume accessories)
Place used
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1960
Description
This dark red wool scarf was worn by Joan Mulholland during a Howard University Nonviolent Action Group protest near the White House in 1960. The rectangular scarf is made from a twill-woven fulled wool and has self fringe on each end that is approximately 2 1/2 inches long.
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Clothing and dress
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Trumpauer-Mulholland Collection
Object number
2011.172.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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