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Pinback button

Object Number: 
2011.11
Date: 
ca. 1965
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Description: 
Pinback button with white background and text "LET THE / PEOPLE / DECIDE / sds"
Gallery Label: 
This button was worn by a member of Students for a Democratic Society, a student activist movement representing the country's New Left. The organization was started in the mid-1960s and expanded rapidly, but was dissolved at its last convention in 1969. A faction of SDS formed the Weather Underground, identified by the FBI as a "domestic terrorist group."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Marilyn Satin Kushner
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group