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Pinback Button, Alphonso Jackson Mayoral Campaign

Object Details

Date
Late 20th century
Medium
metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions
1/4 × 2 3/16 in. (0.6 × 5.5 cm)
Cite As
Ethel Lois Payne Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Avis R. Johnson.
Caption
This pinback button hails from Alphonso Jackson’s mayoral campaign. In white letters against a red background, smaller text advocates “Let’s Work Together.” Even tinier text at the button’s bottom confirms its union manufacture, a sought-after endorsement for many candidates. The round button belonged to journalist Ethel L. Payne, (1911-1991), who moved from Chicago to Washington, DC in 1952 to cover national and international news for the preeminent African American newspaper, The Chicago Defender. Known as The First Lady of the Black Press, Payne collected political buttons throughout her pioneering career.
Accession Number
1991.0076.0165
Type
button
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8cfd4263a-181e-4c0e-8185-6a5b488fc62b
Record ID
acm_1991.0076.0165
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