Pin-back button

Object Number: 
2012.36.1
Date: 
1971
Medium: 
Plastic, metal
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Description: 
Circular pin-back button half red, half green; black text reads: "ATTICA / 13th / NEVER AGAIN"
Gallery Label: 
This button references the prison riot that occurred at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, NY in 1971 and the subsequent response by state officials. On September 13th, state police troopers and soldiers from the National Guard dropped tear gas into the prison and opened fire, killing nine hostages and 29 inmates.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roy R. Eddey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group