Overall: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.2 cm )
Circular metal pin-back button "BATES/MUST/PLAY!/N.Y.U. MO. GAME"; white and purple; button is burned.
The protests increased when other black basketball and track stars were forced out of athletic events. N.Y.U. resisted. Not only did Leonard Bates not play, but the student leaders - known on campus as the ¿Bates Seven¿ - were suspended for ¿circulating a petition without permission.¿ One of the seven, Evelyn Maisel, a senior, was not able to graduate.
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