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Pinback Button, Million Man March

Object Details

Date
1995
Medium
plastic, metal, paper
Dimensions
3 1/16 × 2 1/16 × 3/8 in. (7.7 × 5.2 × 1 cm)
Caption
This pinback button commemorates the Million Man March, which took place October 16, 1995 in Washington, DC. The purple rectangular button carries the March’s logo, which foregrounds a photo of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan with a crowd stretching to the White House, United States Capitol, and the Washington Monument in the distance. Yellow lettering above it reads, “Celebrate a Day of Unity,” while red and yellow text below notes the March’s date and location. Controversial due to its co-organizer, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the Million Man March promoted African American unity, especially among African American men, and approached the number in its name, becoming one of the largest gatherings in American history at the time.
Accession Number
2001.8001.0008
Type
pin
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8d54b035d-3dcb-4f10-a828-58efcfd9159a
Record ID
acm_2001.8001.0008
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