VIETNAM for the VIETNAMESE

VIETNAM for the VIETNAMESE
Title
VIETNAM for the VIETNAMESE
Date 
ca. 1968
Medium 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description 
Circular political pin-back button; dark green background with white lettering; "VIETNAM / for the / VIETNAMESE / S.P.U."
Credit Line 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number 
2003.64.50
Gallery Label 
The Student Peace Union (SPU), emerged in 1959 on college campuses across the country. The SPU was more liberal than radical. After the Joseph McCarthy­inspired dissolution of Communist and Socialist organizations on campuses in the 1950s, the SPU became the only option remaining for nascent activists. Unwilling to settle for fewer nuclear weapons, the students desired a wholesale restructuring of American society.
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Creative: Tronvig Group