SUPPORT CORE SIT-INS

Object Number: 
2003.64.43
Date: 
ca. 1961
Medium: 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Circular political pin-back button; blue outer ring with white lettering, white center with blue lettering; "SUPPORT / CORE / SIT-INS"
Gallery Label: 
The Freedom Ride CORE, established in 1961, organized dozens of bus trips of Northern studnets and Civil Rights activists to the Deep South. Sit-ins were one commonly practiced form of activism used to protest of the racial segration in the South.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group