MNESTY FOR ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS OF SPAIN, AFLCIO LOCAL 64 UNION MADE

Object Number: 
2011.40.2
Date: 
1975-1980
Medium: 
Plastic, metal
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Description: 
White on blue, text: "MNESTY / FOR ALL / POLITICAL / PRISONERS / IN / SPAIN." On bottom, red on white, union label in 3/4" oval: "AFLCIO / LOCAL 64 / UNION MADE."
Gallery Label: 
The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) pitted the far right Falange movement supported by Nazi Germany against the rebel Republican forces. When the Republican forces were defeated, Francisco Franco (1892-1975) established a repressive dictatorship in which all dissident voices were suppressed, often by imprisonment. During Spain's transition to a democratic state following the death of Franco, there was a movement to grant amnesty to the thousands still in prison for political reasons.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ted and Eileen Rowland
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group