Pinback buttons for the Olympic Project for Human Rights

Created by
Olympic Project for Human Rights, American, 1967 - 1968
Date
1968
Medium
ink on metal
Dimensions
H x W (2016.66.6.1): 2 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (6.4 × 6.4 cm)
H x W (2016.66.6.2): 2 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (6.4 × 6.4 cm)
H x W (2016.66.6.3): 2 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (6.4 × 6.4 cm)
Description
Three pinback buttons for the Olympic Project for Human Rights. The front of the buttons has a white background with black text. The text, at center, reads: [Olympic Project for Human Rights]. A green laurel wreath surrounds the text. The back of the pins has a pin with a clasp. 2016.66.6.3 has an inscription [1968 / Dr. Harry Edwards] written on the back of it by hand in black marker. 2016.66.6.1 and 2016.66.6.2 do not have any writing on the back.
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Type
buttons (fasteners)
Topic
Activism
Athletes
Civil rights
Olympics
Sports
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Harry Edwards
Object number
2016.66.6.1-.3
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5922343a2-809a-480c-931e-3051232c9036