Pennant from The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963
Date
August 28, 1963
Medium
ink on paper with pressure-sensitive tape
Dimensions
H x W: 10 1/16 × 16 7/16 in. (25.5 × 41.7 cm)
Description
A paper pennant from The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. The pennant is triangular in shape with a red, white and blue American flag design. The left side of the pennant is a blue, trapezoidal-shaped field with white block text that reads, [We Shall Overcome] printed vertically. The text is bordered by a box of white, five-pointed stars. The field on the right is red and white striped triangle with blue text in varying fonts that reads, [I MARCHED / FOR EQUALITY IN THE / FREEDOM PARADE / AUGUST 28, 1963 / WASHINGTON, D.C.] above two blue stars. There is an inscription in pencil on the back of the pennant.
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Type
pennants
Topic
Activism
Civil Rights
Freedom
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.90.6
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5799355e1-928f-4af7-8323-b5adb516141d
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