National Association of Colored Women's Convention Delegate's badge

Created by
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, American, founded 1896
Worn by
Williams, Mamie, American
Subject of
Talbert, Mary Burnett, American, 1866 - 1923
Date
ca. 1914
Medium
gold, brass and ribbon
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4 1/4 x 2 x 3/8 in. (10.8 x 5.1 x 1 cm)
Caption
This badge was worn by Mamie Williams. Williams was the first African American woman appointed to the National Committee of the Republic Party. She was also the first woman to speak at the 1924 National Republican Convention and organized the National Republican League of Colored Women.
Description
National Association of Colored Women's Convention Delegate's badge received and worn by Mamie Williams. The badge consists of a gold-plated brass bar at the top that reads: [DELEGATE], a purple and white ribbon in the middle with faded printing, and a circular brass medal at the bottom that features an image of Mary B. Talbert.
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
badges
Topic
Activism
Political organizations
Suffrage
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.57.14
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f84e396a-1037-4619-a945-e430abe0558a