Pinback button promoting affirmative action

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Medium
metal, ink on paper, plastic laminate
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 3/4 x 1/4 in. (4.4 x 0.6 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Date
late 20th century
Description
A black and green button promoting affirmative action. The top half is black with green text reading [No / Retreat!] while the bottom half is green with black text reading [Stand Up for / Affirmative / Action]. At the very bottom there is a small printer's mark that is partly illegible. The button has a number of small stains and the metal plate is etched and darkened. The back of the button has a metal fastener and clasp.
Topic
African American
Communication
Justice
Politics (Practical)
Resistance
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.178.4
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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