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Straw hat worn during the 1966 March Against Fear

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Catalog Data:
Created by:
Unidentified
Worn by:
Professor John Cumbler, American
Subject of:
James Meredith, American, born 1933
Medium:
straw, cloth
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4 1/2 x 13 x 14 1/2 in. (11.4 x 33 x 36.8 cm)
Type:
hats
Place used:
Canton, Madison County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1966
Description:
Straw hat with a cloth band around the crown. The cloth band is multi-colored with blue and green stripes and the word [FREEDOM] written around it in white letters that have the background colors showing through.
Topic:
African American
Civil Rights
Clothing and dress
Race relations
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of John T. Cumbler
Object number:
2012.111
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture