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Vietnam tour jacket with black power embroidery

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Created by
Saha Union Group, Thailand, founded 1961
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
Type
jackets
Date
1971-1972
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]
Topic
African American
Black power
Military
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.136
Rights
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition
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