Pinback button of Malcolm X

Image for Pinback button of Malcolm X
Manufactured by
Owned by
Oyewole, Abiodun, American, born 1948
Subject of
X, Malcolm, American, 1925 - 1965
plastic laminate , metal
H x W x D: 3 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/4 in. (7.9 x 5.4 x 0.6 cm)
buttons (information artifacts)
Place collected
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
late 20th century
Pin-back button featuring an image of Malcolm X. The rectangle-shaped button is vertically oriented and has a purple background. A black-and-white halftone image of Malcom X is centered underneath green type that reads [WATCH YOUR BACK]. Behind the image of Malcolm X there are a red and an off white line. The red line has an [X] at the edge of its right side.
African American
Civil rights
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Abiodun and Last Poets Memorabilia
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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