Zulu Nation Baseball Cap

Description (Brief)
This black fabric baseball-style cap has a white embroidered Egyptian symbol image on front and embroidered text “Universal Zulu Nation” on the side. It was available through the Universal Zulu Nation company created by hip hop artist Afrika Bambaata (b. 1957).
Afrika Bambaata (born Kevin Donovan), an American DJ from the Bronx, was influential in the early development of hip hop and is regarded as the “Godfather” of hip hop culture. He has been instrumental in spreading hip hop music and culture around the world, as well as creating opportunities and helping to improve the lives of others in the hip hop community through his organization "Universal Zulu Nation." In 1990, Bambaataa made Life magazine's "Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" issue.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hat
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 7 in x 11 in; 15.24 cm x 17.78 cm x 27.94 cm
overall: 6 in x 8 in x 10 in; 15.24 cm x 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
place made
Viet Nam
ID Number
2006.0067.07
accession number
2006.0067
catalog number
2006.0067.07
subject
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Hip-Hop
Music & Musical Instruments
Clothing & Accessories
Cultures & Communities
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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