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

Object Number: 
2011.40.8
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ted and Eileen Rowland
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group