button, Dump Jerry Lewis

Description (Brief)
Some people with disabilities find telethons to be demeaning and offensive. They reject the use of people, especially children, as objects of pity as a strategy for raising money. One of the best known telethons has been the one hosted by Jerry Lewis on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy Association. Begun in 1966, the MDA telethon takes place on the Labor Day weekend.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin
button
disability awareness
date made
n.d.
maker
Trader Council
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/16 in x 2 3/16 in x 5/16 in; 5.55625 cm x 5.55625 cm x .79375 cm
overall: 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; .635 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
2004.3062.08
nonaccession number
2004.3062
catalog number
2004.3062.08
subject
Disabilities
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Disabilities
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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