BUTTON OF THE MONTH JAN. 1950 LABOR YOUTH LEAGUE, BURY JIM CROW

BUTTON OF THE MONTH JAN. 1950 LABOR YOUTH LEAGUE, BURY JIM CROW
Title
BUTTON OF THE MONTH JAN. 1950 LABOR YOUTH LEAGUE, BURY JIM CROW
Date 
1950
Medium 
Plastic, metal
Dimensions 
Diameter: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Description 
Brown on tan, around outside: "BUTTON OF THE MONTH / JAN. 1950 / LABOR YOUTH LEAGUE". In center, three sets of brown and tan clasped hands "BURY / JIM / CROW" with image of gravestone. Inside on paper, "REGAL / EMBLEM. CO / N.Y.C." with union bug.
Credit Line 
Gift of Ted and Eileen Rowland
Object Number 
2011.40.8
Gallery Label 
The Labor Youth Leauge (LYL) was founded in 1949. It was a left-wing political organization with ideological ties with the Communist Party. Although the League attempted to gain adherents among the working class, its strength was largely on college campuses.
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Creative: Tronvig Group