Pinback button for the liberation of Carlos Feliciano

Manufactured by
Subject of
Feliciano, Carlos, Puerto Rican
Puerto Rican Nationalist Party, Puerto Rican, founded 1922
metal, plastic, paper
Diameter: 1 3/4 × 3/16 in. (4.4 × 0.5 cm)
buttons (information artifacts)
Place depicted
Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
A white, round, pin back button promoting the liberation of Carlos Feliciano. The top half of the button has a small black and white image of Carlos Feliciano. To the left of Feliciano is the Lares flag of 1868. On the right is the flag of Puerto Rico. Below, in the lower half of the pin, is a green silhouette of Puerto Rico. Within the silhouette, near the top, is black text that reads: [FREE PUERTO RICO NOW]. At the top and bottom is black text that reads: [FREE CARLOS FELICIANO / LIBERTAD PARA CARLOS FELICIANO]. On the bottom edge is a manufacturer's mark in black. The back has a pin without a clasp.
African American
Political organizations
Politics (Practical)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

NOTE: Cataloging is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. If you have more information about this object, please contact us at