Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
ca. 1970
Medium 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.4 cm )
Description 
Circular political pin-back button; some water damage and rusting; orange-red background with black lettering; black and white image of Angela Davis' bust; "Her Fight is our Fight / FREE Anglea Davis"
Credit Line 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number 
2003.64.30
Marks 
crimp: blacklettering "N.G. SLATER CORP. N.Y.C. 11"
Gallery Label 
In 1968, Davis became a member of the Communist party, as well as a member of the Black Panthers. In 1970, Davis became only the third woman in history to appear on the FBI's most wanted list. Davis was charged by the authorities with conspiracy to free George Jackson with a bloody shootout in front of a courthouse in California. The FBI also asserted that Davis armed prisoners in the Marin County courthouse with guns that were registered in her name. Davis was acquitted of all charges in 1971.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group