Laundry pail associated with the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Used by
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Rev. Abernathy, Ralph David, American, 1926 - 1990
Owned by
Jackson, Richie Jean
Dr. Jackson, Sullivan
Medium
aluminum
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 13/16 × 13 5/8 × 14 1/16 in. (22.4 × 34.6 × 35.7 cm)
Type
pails
Place used
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
mid-20th century
Description
Galvanized aluminum pail with a volume of approximately three (3) gallons. The pail is slightly narrower at base than at lip. Three (3) ribs run around the top of the sides. The pail has a handle that can be raised and lowered. At the bottom of the interior of the pail is a raised letter [A] in the center of concentric ribs that make up the base.
Topic
African American
Civil Rights
Domestic life
Families
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.192
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Domestic
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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