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Lapel pin for America's Promise worn by General Colin L. Powell

Catalog Data

Created by:
America's Promise Alliance, American, founded 1997  Search this
Worn by:
General Colin L. Powell, American, 1937 - 2021  Search this
Medium:
enamel on plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 3/8 × 9/16 × 11/16 in. (3.5 × 1.5 × 1.7 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1997-2021
Caption:
America's Promise Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting at-risk youth via a cross-sector association of community organizations, businesses, and government organizations. Originating during the Presidential Summit of 1997, General Colin L. Powell led the initial three-year campaign before converting the effort to a nonprofit and serving as its founding chairman. The organization is founded on the premise that there are five ingredients key to children’s development: responsible, caring adults in their lives; safe places to learn and grow; healthy starts in life; a marketable skill; and an opportunity to serve their community. The red wagon seen here is symbolic of America's Promise, with General Powell saying, “The little red wagon. A symbol of childhood. It could be filled with a child's hopes and dreams or weighed down with their burdens. Millions of American Children need our help to pull that wagon along. Let's all pull together.”
Description:
An America's Promise lapel pin worn by General Colin L. Powell. This small metal pin is in the shape of a child’s red toy wagon, the emblem of the youth-focused organization, America’s Promise Alliance. The pin features red enamel or paint over the wagon bed, white and black painted wheels, a lowered handle, and one silver metal backing on the reverse.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Children  Search this
Education  Search this
Families  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alma J. Powell
Object number:
A2022.101.1.95.3
Restrictions & Rights:
© America's Promise Alliance
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5aa3acbd1-89a6-455a-9e62-5a8fe0c8240a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2022.101.1.95.3