Pin-back button

Object Number: 
Z.2762
Date: 
ca. 1940
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.2 cm )
Description: 
Circular metal pin-back button "BATES/MUST/PLAY!/N.Y.U. MO. GAME"; white and purple; button is burned.
Gallery Label: 
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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Creative: Tronvig Group