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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
Edith Lee-Payne, American  Search this
Subject of:
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963  Search this
felt with thread and metal and cloth on fiberboard
H x W: 8 5/8 × 26 1/4 in. (21.9 × 66.7 cm)
H x W (board): 11 1/2 × 29 1/4 × 1/4 in. (29.2 × 74.3 × 0.7 cm)
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
This white felt pennant is sewn and stapled to a black cloth over a board. The pennant has black lettering that says [MARCH ON WASHINGTON / FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM / AUGUST 28, 1963]. There is an image of the Lincoln Memorial with the words [I WAS THERE] above and [LINCOLN MEMORIAL] below the graphic. Below this is an image of two hands joined in a handshake. On the left edge of the pennant is a black strip of cloth sewn with white thread to the pennant. The pennant has some noticeable smoke stains on the white felt. The reverse of the board is blank.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Children  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Labor  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Edith Lee-Payne and Family
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture