Pinback button promoting the March on Washington

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Worn by
Dr. Edgerton, Samuel Y. Jr., American
Medium
plastic and ink on paper on metal
Dimensions
Diameter: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
August 28, 1963
Description
Round pin-back button depicting a black and a white hand clasped together. This is a white button with black text. In the center is a graphic of two hands shaking, one black, one white. The top half of the button is large, black text that reads "AUG. 28/ MARCH ON/ WASHINGTON." Below the graphic, following the circumference of the button's edge in black, block text reads "FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM."
Topic
Civil rights
Communication
Labor
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
Race relations
Segregation
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Samuel Y. Edgerton
Object number
2013.187.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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