W.E.B. DuBOIS CLUBS OF AMERICA

Object Number: 
2003.64.37
Date: 
ca. 1964
Medium: 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
crimp: black lettering "Ace 680 Broadway N. Y. 10012"\
Description: 
Circular political pull-back button; some rusting along crimp; white background with black lettering; black and white image of two hand reachign for a dove; obverse "W.E.B DuBOIS / CLUBS OF AMERICA" reverse ""ACE" / 680 B'DWAY / N.Y. 12-GR 5- 3485 / Buttons, Banners, / Flags, Gavels"
Gallery Label: 
W.E.B. DuBois was an early Civil Rights Leader of African-Americans. He wanted to see the African-American community develop control over its own churches, schools, social clubs, and businesses. He believed that a community which controlled its own basic institutions was in a better position to make its own decisions and work for its own advancement. The W.E.B. DuBois Clubs of America were an alternative to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group