Pinback button promoting the African National Congress

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
African National Congress, South African, founded 1912
Medium
metal, ink on paper, plastic laminate
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 1/2 x 1/4 in. (3.8 x 0.6 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Place depicted
South Africa, Africa
Date
ca.1985
Description
A striped pinback button promoting the African National Congress (ANC). The background colors, black, green, and yellow, are those of the ANC flag. [THE PEOPLE SHALL GOVERN!] appears in black text in the green stripe. [ANC] appears in black below this, in the center of the yellow segment. There are small stains around the rim and rust in the recesses of the metallic back. The back of the button has a metal fastener and clasp.
Topic
African American
Africa
Communication
International affairs
Justice
Politics (Practical)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.178.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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