Pinback button with quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Date
ca. 1963
Medium
metal, ink on paper
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 3/16 in. (6.4 x 5.6 x 0.5 cm)
Description
A white button with a square black and white image of Martin Luther King, Jr. King is wearing a light suit and tie and is looking to the right. Black text around the image reads: [I HAVE A DREAM / MY LIFE FOR MY BROTHERS]. There are two small stickers on the back of the button. One is round with the number [6756] and the other is a rectangle with text that reads: [rare / MLK]. The back of the button has a metal fastener.
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Topic
Civil rights
Politics
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.159.11
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5250a00ba-85ad-4a62-bc54-a2fd7056863d
2 image(s)