On View
1968 & Beyond Gallery
Exhibition
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
X, Malcolm, American, 1925 - 1965
Owned by
Bailey, Jan, American, 1942 - 2010
Date
mid-20th century
Medium
ink on paper with plastic and metal
Dimensions
H x W: 6 7/8 × 4 in. (17.5 × 10.2 cm)
Description
A pinback button memorializing Malcolm X.
The black button has white text which reads [OUR BLACK SHINING PRINCE] curved around the top, [MAY / 19 / 1925] on the proper right side, [FEB. / 21 / 1965], on the proper left side, and [MALCOM X] curved at the bottom. The center of the button has a white circle with a black and white image of Malcom X. There is curved black text which reads ["FREEDOM BY ANY MEANS NECCESSARY"]. The back is silver and has a wire pin.
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.201.1.23.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5639bba8e-0312-403f-89c1-9a9d5df32d43
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