Pinback button for the Young Lords Party

Manufactured by
Unidentified
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. 1971
Description
A round pin back button with an illustration of an arm raised, holding a rifle. The raised arm and rifle are light brown in color. Behind the arm is a green silhouette of Puerto Rico. Purple text above the rifle in Spanish reads: [TENGO PUETRO RICO / EN MI / CORAZON], which translates to "I have Puerto Rico in my heart." Across the bottom, overlapping the raised arm, purple text reads: [YLP]. The back of the pin has a pin and a fastener. There is also an impression from the button manufacturer at the center of the back.
Topic
African American
Political organizations
Politics (Practical)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.109.7.6
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
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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