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

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  • Image for Pinback button with quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
2 images
Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
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)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Date
ca. 1963
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.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Politics (Practical)
United States--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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
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

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