Pinback button with a black panther on it, from the MMM 20th Anniversary

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Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Million Man March, American, founded 1995
Medium
ink on paper with plastic laminate and metal
Dimensions
Diameter: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
Type
buttons (information artifacts)
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
2015
Description
A white pinback button.
It has a black cartoon panther on the front. The panther appears to be lunging, with its back legs behind it and the front legs stretching out with claws showing. Its mouth is open and its teeth are showing. The panther is positioned near the bottom left of the button. The left front paw is partially cut off on the proper left side of the button. There are several scratches and black marks on the front.
The back of the button is metal and blank. There is a pin near the top of the button. There are several scratches on the metal surface.
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Justice
Men
Race relations
Social reform
United States--History--2001-
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.251.14.9
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Million Man March Anniversary Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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