Pin-back button supporting the Scottsboro Boys

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Created by
Eagle Regalia Company, American, founded 1910
Subject of
Scottsboro Boys, American, 1931 - 1989
International Labor Defense, American, 1925 - 1946
Medium
celluloid and metal
Dimensions
H x W: 7/8 x 7/8 in. (2.2 x 2.2 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Place depicted
Paint Rock, Jackson County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Eagle Regalia Co. 298 Broadway, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1931
Description
A circular pin-back button with red typeface and a graphic of two arms (representing the International Labor Defense) bending open prison bars with nine men's busts below. Red type at the top reads: [SAVE / THE / SCOTTSBORO / BOYS]. The back of the pin has a paper backing with handwriting and print that reads: [5383 / Eagle Regalia Co / 298 Broadway / New York]. A logo of the maker is below the type.
Topic
African American
Justice
Law
Race discrimination
United States--History--1919-1933
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.86
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
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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