Pinback Button, “DC Make a Date for ‘88”

Object Details

Date
1988
Medium
metal, plastic, paper
Dimensions
1/4 × 2 15/16 in. (0.6 × 7.5 cm)
Cite As
Ethel Lois Payne Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Avis R. Johnson.
Caption
This pinback button urged Washington, DC residents to vote in 1988, a presidential election year heightened by the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s name on the ballot in the primary. In 1984, Jackson became the second African American to campaign nationally for a major party’s nomination in the presidential primary. The red, white, and royal-blue button belonged to Ethel L. Payne (1911-1991), a longtime District resident and political reporter. Amidst lifelong activism toward fulfilling African Americans’ voting rights, Payne filed stories from thirty countries over the course of her own pioneering career, becoming known as the First Lady of the Black Press.
Accession Number
1991.0076.0154
Type
button
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8b14e162d-fbb3-4401-9970-1f6459b304bd
Record ID
acm_1991.0076.0154
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