Pinback button protesting the imprisonment of the Wilmington 10

Image for Pinback button protesting the imprisonment of the Wilmington 10
Manufactured by
GATEWAYS UNLTD., American
Owned by
Bailey, Jan, American, 1942 - 2010
Subject of
Benjamin Chavis, American, born 1948
Medium
metal
Dimensions
Diameter: 1 3/4 × 3/8 in. (4.4 × 1 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Place depicted
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date
1971 - 1980
Description
Round pin-back button featuring a yellow and brown image of a man behind bars. Brown type circles center image and reads, [FREE THE WILMINGTON 10/NOW!]. Yellow type appears along edge of button and reads, [GATEWAYS UNLTD WASH D.C.].
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Freedom
Justice
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.201.1.24
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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