Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Student Organization for Black Unity, American, founded 1969
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 for the Student Organization for Black Unity (SOBU)
The orange button has black text which reads [WE ARE AN AFRICAN PEOPLE] curved around the top and [SOBU] on the bottom proper right side. There is a green silhouette of Africa with a black outline. Inside of the silhouette there is an image of a clenched fist in black. 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
Black power
Civil rights
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.201.1.23.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ffcda35a-08f5-4332-9d12-b4ed8a97a007
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