Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
ca. 1964
Medium 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description 
Circular political pin-back button; white background with blue lettering, and blue background with white lettering; "FREEDOM RIDE / CORE"
Credit Line 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number 
2003.64.41
Marks 
crimp: blue lettering "ACE 680 B'WAY N.Y.C."
Gallery Label 
Starting in 1961, the Freedom Ride CORE organized dozens of trips to the Deep South by Northern students and Civil Rights activists. The goal of these trips was to protest the racial segragation in the Southern United States.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group