Pinback button memorial depicting Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Image for Pinback button memorial depicting Martin Luther King, Jr.
2 images
Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Medium
ink on metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 3/4 × 1 3/4 × 1/4 in. (4.4 × 4.4 × 0.6 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Date
ca. 1968
Description
A memorial pinback button with a black and white image of Martin Luther King, Jr., at center. The image is surrounded by text that reads: [I HAVE A DREAM / LET FREEDOM RING / A GREAT AMERICAN / REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING / JAN. 15, 1929 / APRIL 4, 1968]
Topic
African American
Civil Rights
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Peggy Boyd Petrey
Object number
2012.74
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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