Pinback button featuring "Angela is Free"

Image for Pinback button featuring
Manufactured by
N.G. Slater Corp., American, founded 1936
Subject of
Davis, Angela, American, born 1944
Trade Union for Action and Democracy, American
Medium
metal, ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1/4 in. (4.4 x 4.4 x 0.6 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Date
ca. 1970
Description
An orange button with a black and white image of Angela Davis. She is seen from the neck up and is looking directly at the camera. Around the image of Davis, Black text around the image reads “ANGELA IS FREE / FREE / ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS / T.U.A.D.” On the bottom outside edge is the manufacturer information in black text. “N.G. SLATER CORP, N.Y.C. 11.” There are two stickers on the back of the button. One is round with the number “1063.” The other sticker is rectangular with written text “Trade Union / for Action / & Democracy.”
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Politics (Practical)
Prisons
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.159.12
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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