Pen used by Lyndon B. Johnson to sign the 1964 Civil Rights Act

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Created by
Esterbrook Pen Company, American, 1947 - 1967
Used by
President Johnson, Lyndon Baines, American, 1908 - 1973
Medium
metal , plastic , paper
Dimensions
L x W (pen): 6 1/4 x 1/2 x 1/2 in. (15.9 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm)
L x W (box): 7 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in. (18.1 x 2.9 x 1.6 cm)
Type
fountain pens
Place used
White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
July 2, 1964
Description
An Esterbrook pen with an Esterbrook 2668 nib. The pen has a black plastic grip and a clear plastic body, with [THE PRESIDENT- THE WHITE HOUSE] printed in white ink. [ESTERBROOK] and [MADE IN U.S.A.] are imprinted on the black pen grip. Type reading: [ESTERBROOK / 2668 / MADE IN USA] is imprinted on the nib. The pen was one of the pens President Lyndon B. Johnson used to sign the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Topic
African American
Civil Rights
Law
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
Race discrimination
Race relations
Segregation
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of James F. Dicke, II
Object number
2012.147ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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