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Designed by:
Irving Fierstein, American, 1915 - 2009  Search this
Distributed by:
International Action Center, American, founded 1992  Search this
Owned by:
Sarah Elizabeth Wright, American, 1928 - 2009  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product) with metal and plastic
H x W: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (5.7 x 5.7 cm)
buttons (information artifacts)
Place depicted:
Cuba, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
In the mid-1990s, the International Action Center started an affiliate organization called the International Peace for Cuba Appeal that called for an end to the US blockade of Cuba, a lift to the travel ban, the closure of the US naval base at Guantanamo, and respect for Cuba’s sovereignty. From 1992-1994, they organized rallies across the country and travelled to Cuba to delivered tens of thousands of dollars in medical supplies.
A round pinback button with a yellow background with [FOR / FRIENDSHIP / AND PEACE / WITH CUBA] printed in large black text. Red scribbled borders form a square shape around the central phrase. Beneath the text are two hands in an embrace. They both wear shirts with rolled up sleeves. Beneath the hands, small diagonal text reads [International / Peace for Cuba / Appeal]. Along the back edge is red text reading [Design by Irving Fierstein].
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Military  Search this
Politics  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Family of Sarah Elizabeth Wright
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Irving Fierstein
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture