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Pinback button for the release of political prisoners

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982  Search this
Jose Cha Cha Jimenez, Puerto Rican, born 1948  Search this
Eldridge Cleaver, American, 1935 - 1998  Search this
Dr. Huey P. Newton, American, 1942 - 1989  Search this
Bobby Seale, American, born 1936  Search this
Ericka Huggins, American, born 1948  Search this
Afeni Shakur, American, 1947 - 2016  Search this
John Sinclair, American, born 1941  Search this
Ahmed Evans, American, born 1931  Search this
Lee Otis Johnson  Search this
Martin Sostre, American, 1923 - 2015  Search this
Ben Rosen  Search this
Eli Ramos  Search this
Robert F. Williams, American, 1925 - 1996  Search this
Medium:
metal, plastic, paper
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 7/16 × 3/16 in. (3.7 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Date:
1960s
Description:
A round, yellow, pin back button with central black text over top of red text. The black text reads: [FREE ALL / POLITICAL / PRISONERS]. Red text in the background reads: [Ahmed Evans / Bobby Seale - Cleaver / Lee Otis Johnson / Erika Huggins - Catonsville 9 / Cha Cha Jimenez - Eli Ramos / Milwaukee 14 - Priest Haven 9 / Martin Sostre - Panther 21 - Huey / Conspiracy 7 - Ron Rosen / Bob Williams / Las Siete - Presidio 27 / Sam Melville/Buffalo 9]. Along the bottom additional red text reads: [Radical Defense Fund]. The back of the pin has a fastener without a clasp.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Justice  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.109.7.8
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
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d7b0577a-d978-4c11-8bc4-6a2d6a51e794
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.109.7.8