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“And Still We Rise” Pinback Button

Object Details

Date
1988
Medium
paper, plastic, metal
Dimensions
5/16 × 2 1/2 in. (0.8 × 6.4 cm)
Cite As
Ethel Lois Payne Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Avis R. Johnson.
Caption
This pinback button miniaturizes the cover of the book, And Still We Rise: Interviews with 50 Black Role Models, published by Barbara Reynolds and USA Today in 1988. On a black background, names of influential African Americans stand out in yellow with the book’s title overlaid in white. The promotional button belonged to one of the author’s mentors, pioneering journalist Ethel L. Payne (1911-1991), whose name appears under the word “Rise.” A Chicago native, Payne moved to Washington, DC in 1952 to cover national and international news. The lifelong civil rights activist reported from thirty countries over the course of her career, becoming known as the First Lady of the Black Press.
Accession Number
1991.0076.0113
Type
button
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8b08620c1-e669-4399-8d9d-404a6f79c456
Record ID
acm_1991.0076.0113
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