Vietnam tour jacket with black power embroidery

Created by
Saha Union Group, Thailand, founded 1961
Date
1971-1972
On View
Concourse 1, C1 053
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Exhibition
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
Medium
polyester, metal
Dimensions
28 5/8 x 22 x 1 in. (72.7 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm) flat, with arms folded in
Description
Black jacket that is collared and has a diagonal welt pocket on each side. The cuffs are buttoned. It zips up the middle. The zipper is dark gold on brown fabric with vertical text [VENUS] on the pull. There is a circular patch on the proper left breast. The patch is embroidered black, red, and green with an image of two clasped hands in the inner circle. The outer circle contains words in in a circle [BLACK], [PRIDE] and [CULTURE]. Embroidered dragon in green, red, off-white, and yellow on the upper section of both the left and right sleeves. The back features discolored white embroidery. Image of a fist wearing a diamond-patterned bracelet with the words [BLACK POWER] in the center. Lettering above and below fist [BLACK UNITY / VIETNAM / 71 - 72]
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Type
jackets
Topic
Black power
Military
United States--History--1969-2001
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.136
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bf5d002f-6225-4d67-9dca-9d2e9f21fb5d
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