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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
thread on wool with vinyl, synthetic fiber and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 7/8 × 9 7/16 × 9 7/16 in. (7.3 × 24 × 24 cm)
Type:
berets
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1970
Description:
A Black Power era beret with an embroidered symbol and motto. The beret is constructed from brown wool felt and edged with a black vinyl rim. Machine stitched on the center, front of the beret is gold block text that reads, [BLACK BY BIRTH / MILITANT BY CHOICE / FREE BY REVOLUTION]. To the left of the motto is black and gold thread embroidered Black Power salute fist. On the inside of the beret is a piece of paper, tucked into a plastic sleeve stitched to the lining with the number [58] handwritten in blue ink. A thin, pink sticky note has been taped to the front of the interior plastic sleeve with the text [M31993- 59/2] handwritten in blue ink.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black power  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Identity  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.90.2.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Movement:
Black Power (Black Pride)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f6889bc5-6d0b-4616-901b-e5de2268c0ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.90.2.2