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Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
ca. 1962
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description 
Circular political pin-back button; black background with white lettering, and white background with black lettering; "FREEDOM / NOW / CORE" (top half black, bottom half white)
Credit Line 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number 
2003.64.58
Marks 
crimp: two union seals in black lettering
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