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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Malcolm X, American, 1925 - 1965  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with plastic and metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 7/8 × 4 in. (17.5 × 10.2 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Date:
mid-20th century
Description:
A pinback button memorializing Malcolm X.
The black button has white text which reads [OUR BLACK SHINING PRINCE] curved around the top, [MAY / 19 / 1925] on the proper right side, [FEB. / 21 / 1965], on the proper left side, and [MALCOM X] curved at the bottom. The center of the button has a white circle with a black and white image of Malcom X. There is curved black text which reads ["FREEDOM BY ANY MEANS NECCESSARY"]. The back is silver and has a wire pin.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.201.1.23.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Exhibition:
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5639bba8e-0312-403f-89c1-9a9d5df32d43
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.201.1.23.3