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Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Young Communist League, American, founded 1920  Search this
ink on paper with metal and plastic
H x W x D (2013.68.13.1): 1 3/4 × 1 3/4 × 3/16 in. (4.4 × 4.4 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (2013.68.13.2): 1 3/4 × 1 15/16 × 3/8 in. (4.4 × 4.9 × 1 cm)
buttons (information artifacts)
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Two white pinback buttons (2013.68.13.1-.2) for the Young Workers Liberation League, later renamed the Young Communist League. Around the edges of the buttons, black text reads, [Unite Against War, Racism & Repression]. At the centers of the pins, five fists are raised. The bottom edges of the pins has [YWLL] in black text. The backs of the buttons have metal pins, one (2013.68.13.1) with a clasp and one (2013.68.13.2) without a clasp.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Labor  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Youth  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of T. Rasul Murray
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Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
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National Museum of African American History and Culture