Metal, paper, plastic
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Circular political pin-back button; white background with blue lettering, and blue background with white lettering; "FREEDOM RIDE / CORE"
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
crimp: blue lettering "ACE 680 B'WAY N.Y.C."
Starting in 1961, the Freedom Ride CORE organized dozens of trips to the Deep South by Northern students and Civil Rights activists. The goal of these trips was to protest the racial segragation in the Southern United States.
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