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Button

Object Number: 
2003.64.58
Date: 
ca. 1962
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
crimp: two union seals in black lettering
Description: 
Circular political pin-back button; black background with white lettering, and white background with black lettering; "FREEDOM / NOW / CORE" (top half black, bottom half white)
Gallery Label: 
Starting in 1961, the Freedom Ride CORE organized dozens of trips to the Deep South by Northern students and Civil Rights activists. The goal of these trips was to protest the racial segragation in the Southern United States.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group