On View
Segregation Gallery
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
Created by
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Issued by
Spingarn, Joel Elias, American, 1875 - 1939
Received by
Brigadier General Young, Charles, American, 1864 - 1922
Date
1916
Medium
gold
Dimensions
Diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Description
Circular solid gold Spingarn Medal awarded to Major Charles Young in 1916 by the NAACP. The front of the medal has Lady Justice holding a sword at her right side and the scales of justice in her left hand with the words "FOR MERIT" engraved beside her. The back of the medal has the words: "SPINGARN MEDAL awarded to Major Charles Young, U.S.A/February 22, 1916/BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE".
Classification
Awards, Medals, and Insignia
Type
medals
Topic
Associations and institutions
Buffalo Soldiers
Military
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.3.1
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56852f8a0-8cfb-4e09-b067-832897047f44

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