Zulu Nation Patch

Description (Brief)
This black, red and green patch is in the shape of Africa and embroidered with a fist and the text “Zulu Nation.” 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
referenced
Zulu Nation
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 1/16 in; 6.985 cm x 6.985 cm x .15875 cm
ID Number
2006.0067.08
accession number
2006.0067
catalog number
2006.0067.08
subject
Hip-Hop
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Cultures & Communities
Music & Musical Instruments
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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