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Montford Point Marines Congressional Gold Medal

Commissioned by:
United States Congress, American, founded 1789  Search this
Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Subject of:
51st Marine Defense Battalion, American, founded 1942  Search this
52nd Marine Defense Battalion, American, founded 1943  Search this
Medium:
Medal: gold;
Sleeve: velvet;
Box: cherry wood, velvet
Dimensions:
Diameter (medal): 3 × 3/16 in. (7.6 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (velvet case for medal): 3 7/8 × 5 × 3/16 in. (9.8 × 12.7 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (wooden case for medal): 3 × 6 1/8 × 5 in. (7.6 × 15.6 × 12.7 cm)
Type:
medals
Place depicted:
Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2011
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Montford Point Marines  Search this
Segregation  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.237ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd520e7ed2b-6ca0-4f06-bdc9-19b398a03a8c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.237ab

Congressional Gold Medal for Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King

Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Coretta Scott King, American, 1927 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
gold and mahogany
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 15/16 × 2 15/16 × 3/16 in. (7.5 × 7.5 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
medals
portraits
Place collected:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Philadelphia Mint, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.135abc
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55c46fbdf-1c61-4c58-989a-7c9cd67822d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.135abc

Army of the James Medal

Title:
Butler medal
Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Commissioned by:
Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler, American, 1818 - 1893  Search this
Designed by:
Anthony C. Paquet, German, 1814 - 1882  Search this
Medium:
silver and silk (textile)
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. (14 x 4.1 cm)
Type:
medallions (medals)
Date:
1864
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Family of Irving and Estelle Liss
Object number:
2012.37ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5238bddde-5eed-4ee4-b1e8-b5d79cb712d0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.37ab
Online Media:

Replica of Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal issued to Dr. William Brown

Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Received by:
Dr. William Neal Brown, American, 1919 - 2009  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Medium:
copper alloy, metal, velvet, silk (textile), paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
Diameter (medal): 3 x 1/4 in. (7.6 x 0.6 cm)
2012.127.1b (velvet box): 1 3/16 x 5 x 5 in. (3 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)
2012.127.1c (cardboard box): 1 5/16 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (3.3 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
medallions (medals)
Date:
2007
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Suzanne Zimmer, Long Time Partner of Dr. William Neal Brown
Object number:
2012.127.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5287f5e4e-03e7-435e-afe1-9f5251b5a977
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.127.1abc

Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal

Commissioned by:
United States Department of the Treasury, American, founded 1789  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Medium:
gold
Dimensions:
2 15/16 × 2 15/16 × 3/16 in. (7.5 × 7.5 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
medals
Date:
2007
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Military  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2007.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ef531fd7-f0f5-4aa1-adf0-a009298e0190
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.8
Online Media:

Indian Head penny owned by the Dennis family

Produced by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
Medium:
copper and nickel
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3/4 × 1/16 in. (1.9 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
money
pennies
Date:
1863
Topic:
African American  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Families  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number:
2014.273.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Coins and Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd563e358f1-d8e7-4968-bed3-507e1c1d572f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.7
Online Media:

"Riot penny" charred during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Manufactured by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Owned by:
George Monroe, American, 1916 - 2001  Search this
Medium:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
3/4 x 3/4 x 1/16 in. (1.9 x 1.9 x 0.2 cm)
Type:
coins
Place collected:
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1915
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race riots  Search this
Tulsa Race Massacre  Search this
U.S. History, 1919-1933  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Scott Ellsworth
Object number:
2012.96.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Coins and Currency
Exhibition:
Power of Place
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5274cc0bb-1419-4025-8436-5da409bd190b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.96.1
Online Media:

"Riot penny" charred during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Owned by:
George Monroe, American, 1916 - 2001  Search this
Medium:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
3/4 x 3/4 x 1/16 in. (1.9 x 1.9 x 0.2 cm)
Type:
coins
Place collected:
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1917
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race riots  Search this
Tulsa Race Massacre  Search this
U.S. History, 1919-1933  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Scott Ellsworth
Object number:
2012.96.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Coins and Currency
Exhibition:
Power of Place
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5566e0968-f39e-4ba4-800c-5b0ec598cd51
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.96.2
Online Media:

"Riot penny" charred during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Owned by:
George Monroe, American, 1916 - 2001  Search this
Medium:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
3/4 x 3/4 x 1/16 in. (1.9 x 1.9 x 0.2 cm)
Type:
coins
Place collected:
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1909-1921
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race riots  Search this
Tulsa Race Massacre  Search this
U.S. History, 1919-1933  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Scott Ellsworth
Object number:
2012.96.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Coins and Currency
Exhibition:
Power of Place
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd550e24d36-a7d5-447a-a7a9-23d1c267c084
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.96.3
Online Media:

"Riot penny" charred during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Owned by:
George Monroe, American, 1916 - 2001  Search this
Medium:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
3/4 x 3/4 x 1/16 in. (1.9 x 1.9 x 0.2 cm)
Type:
coins
Place collected:
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1919
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race riots  Search this
Tulsa Race Massacre  Search this
U.S. History, 1919-1933  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Scott Ellsworth
Object number:
2012.96.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Coins and Currency
Exhibition:
Power of Place
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd507e1053f-a4a6-4ad0-a83d-3141a5a2cca6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.96.4
Online Media:

"Riot penny" charred during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Owned by:
George Monroe, American, 1916 - 2001  Search this
Medium:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
3/4 x 3/4 x 1/16 in. (1.9 x 1.9 x 0.2 cm)
Type:
coins
Place collected:
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1909-1921
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race riots  Search this
Tulsa Race Massacre  Search this
U.S. History, 1919-1933  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Scott Ellsworth
Object number:
2012.96.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Coins and Currency
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd522ee7c71-053e-4260-b6ca-220b08a80d74
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.96.5
Online Media:

Butler Medal

Manufactured by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Designed by:
Anthony C. Paquet, German, 1814 - 1882  Search this
Commissioned by:
Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler, American, 1818 - 1893  Search this
Medium:
copper
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Type:
medallions (medals)
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1865
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.155.307
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58da10fb0-67d8-435a-bfa3-8f736bc71a00
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.155.307
Online Media:

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