Pinback button for the release of political prisoners

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Jimenez, Jose Cha Cha, born 1948
Cleaver, Eldridge, American, 1935 - 1998
Dr. Newton, Huey P., American, 1942 - 1989
Seale, Bobby, American, born 1936
Huggins, Ericka, American, born 1948
Shakur, Afeni, American, 1947 - 2016
Sinclair, John, American, born 1941
Evans, Ahmed, American, born 1931
Johnson, Lee Otis
Sostre, Martin, American, 1923 - 2015
Rosen, Ben
Ramos, Eli
Robert F. Williams, American, 1925 - 1996
Date
1960s
Medium
metal, plastic, paper
Dimensions
Diameter: 1 7/16 × 3/16 in. (3.7 × 0.5 cm)
Description
A round, yellow, pin back button with central black text over top of red text. The black text reads: [FREE ALL / POLITICAL / PRISONERS]. Red text in the background reads: [Ahmed Evans / Bobby Seale - Cleaver / Lee Otis Johnson / Erika Huggins - Catonsville 9 / Cha Cha Jimenez - Eli Ramos / Milwaukee 14 - Priest Haven 9 / Martin Sostre - Panther 21 - Huey / Conspiracy 7 - Ron Rosen / Bob Williams / Las Siete - Presidio 27 / Sam Melville/Buffalo 9]. Along the bottom additional red text reads: [Radical Defense Fund]. The back of the pin has a fastener without a clasp.
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Topic
Justice
Political organizations
Politics
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.109.7.8
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d7b0577a-d978-4c11-8bc4-6a2d6a51e794