Pinback button for the Young Lords Party

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Manufactured by
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 137
Subject of
Young Lords Party, American, founded 1969
Medium
metal, plastic, paper
Dimensions
Diameter: 1 1/2 × 3/16 in. (3.8 × 0.5 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Date
ca. 1968
Description
A Young Lords pinback button. The front of the button has a vertical depiction of the Puerto Rican flag as its background. An image of a rifle in black crosses the center of the flag. Black type at the bottom of the button reads: [YOUNG LORDS PARTY]. The back of the button has a pin with a fastener and an engraving with a design. The text of the engraving reads: [Local 137].
Topic
African American
Activism
Political organizations
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.109.7.5
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
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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