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Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
1968
Medium 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description 
Circular political pin-back button; rust ad water damage; white background with blue lettering; FREE / DAN & PHIL!"
Credit Line 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number 
2003.64.51
Gallery Label 
Brothers Phil and Dan Berrigan, and seven others, held a dramatic protest against the Vietnam War. They invaded the selective service office in Catonsville, Maryland, pulled draft files out of their cabinets, piled them outside, and set them afire with homemade napalm. The protesters, immediately arrested, became known as the Catonsville Nine. They were convicted, and when their appeals were exhausted, Phil Berrigan and Dan Berrigan refused to give themselves up and went into hiding.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group