BUTTON OF THE MONTH JAN. 1950 LABOR YOUTH LEAGUE, BURY JIM CROW
Diameter: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Brown on tan, around outside: "BUTTON OF THE MONTH / JAN. 1950 / LABOR YOUTH LEAGUE". In center, three sets of brown and tan clasped hands "BURY / JIM / CROW" with image of gravestone. Inside on paper, "REGAL / EMBLEM. CO / N.Y.C." with union bug.
The Labor Youth Leauge (LYL) was founded in 1949. It was a left-wing political organization with ideological ties with the Communist Party. Although the League attempted to gain adherents among the working class, its strength was largely on college campuses.
Gift of Ted and Eileen Rowland
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