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Badge of the Society of the Cincinnati
Silk, gold, enamel
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White on black, "A I", the "I" has a flame as if it were a candle, with barbed wire surrounding it.
Gift of Ted and Eileen Rowland
The button depicts the symbol of Amnesty International. Founded in 1961, Amnesty is dedicated to protecting human rights worldwide with a particular focus on political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. In 1977, at which time it had almost 2,000 groups in 33 countries, it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
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