Button

Object Number: 
2003.64.47
Date: 
ca. 1965
Medium: 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Circular political pin-back button; dark green background with a yellow triangle in the center, and dark green lettering inside; "MOBILIZATION / TO END THE WAR / IN VIETNAM NOW / APRIL / 15"
Gallery Label: 
On April 15, 1965, 400,000 people marched from Central Park to the United Nations head quarters in protest of the Vietnam War. The protested were addressed by Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick, Stokely Carmicael, and Benjamin Spock. The protest was organized by MLK's Spring Mobilization Committee To End the War in Vietnam."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group