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Pierre Toussaint (ca. 1781-1853)
Watercolor on ivory
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
diameter: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
crimp: blue lettering on a white background "US PAT. 2762146"
Circular political pin-back button; white band across middle with blue lettering within, and blue bands above with white lettering within; "MEMBER / NAACP / 1963"
On February 12th The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP) was founded by a multiracial group of activists, including W.E.B. DuBois. In 1963, the NAACP pushed for the passage of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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