Button

Object Number: 
2003.64.51
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!"
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group