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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Student Organization for Black Unity, American, founded 1969  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 for the Student Organization for Black Unity (SOBU)
The orange button has black text which reads [WE ARE AN AFRICAN PEOPLE] curved around the top and [SOBU] on the bottom proper right side. There is a green silhouette of Africa with a black outline. Inside of the silhouette there is an image of a clenched fist in black. The back is silver and has a wire pin.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black power  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:
2013.201.1.23.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ffcda35a-08f5-4332-9d12-b4ed8a97a007
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.201.1.23.4