Diameter: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Black text on yellow. Around border: THE 1993 MARCH ON WASHINGTON for Lesbian, Gay & Bi Equal Rights & Liberation. In center: I WAS/ THERE/ APRIL 25th.
The spread of AIDS and the failure of the Reagan administration to recognize it as a crisis were among the factors which led leaders in the LGBT community to organize the Second National March on Washington (the first had been held on October 14th, 1979). The 1993 March, attended by more than 300,000 people, was led by Cesar Chavez and Eleanor Smeal.
Gift of Caroline R. Helmuth
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