vietnam moratorium

vietnam moratorium
Title
vietnam moratorium
Date 
ca. 1969
Medium 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description 
Circular political pin-back button; some rusting; white background with blue lettering; "vietnam moratorium"
Credit Line 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number 
2003.64.57
Marks 
crimp: blue lettering "N.G. SLATER CORP. N.Y.C. 11"
Gallery Label 
On October 15, 1969, demonstrators organized a peace moratorium to counter the Vietnam War. An estimated 20 to 30 million people were involved in the activities in towns and cities throughout the U.S. Supporters of the Vietnam Moratorium wore black armbands to signify their dissent and paid tribute to American personnel killed in the war since 1961.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group