button, Free Our People

Description (Brief)
NMAH has several hundred pin-back buttons related to disability, including this one from ADAPT. ADAPT is a grass-roots activist organization founded in Denver, Colorado in 1983. “Free Our People” expresses their belief that people with disabilities should be able to live in the community rather than in nursing homes or institutions. The man is the Rev. Wade Blank, a civil rights activist and the founder of ADAPT. Blank became a disability activist after working as an orderly in a nursing home where he witnessed the mistreatment and poor care of people with disabilities.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin
button
disability awareness
date made
n.d.
maker
unknown
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (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
2004.3062.14
nonaccession number
2004.3062
catalog number
2004.3062.14
subject
Disabilities
Protest and Civil Disobedience
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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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