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

Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
Mulholland, Joan Trumpauer, American, born 1941
Date
1960
Medium
wool
Dimensions
H x W: 49 x 9 1/2 in. (124.5 x 24.1 cm)
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.
Place used
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
scarves (costume accessories)
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Clothing and dress
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
U.S. 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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57eda6f56-2a0b-48d3-9f81-62261badd57f