button, Not Dead Yet

Description (Brief)
Pin-back buttons serve many purposes. They are efficient advertising vehicles, handy for fund-raising in support of a cause, concise statements of a person’s beliefs, a form of educational outreach, and convenient ice-breakers for conversation. NMAH has several hundred pin-back buttons related to disability, including this one. Disability rights activists formed Not Dead Yet in 1996 in response to Jack Kevorkian’s campaign for assisted suicide and to protest euthanasia of people with disabilities.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
disability awareness
date made
n.d.
maker
unknown
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
pink (overall color)
black (text color)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in; .635 cm x 3.4925 cm
overall: 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; .3175 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
1999.0262.02
accession number
1999.0262
catalog number
1999.0262.02
subject
Disabilities
Health & Medicine
Protest and Civil Disobedience
Disabilities
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Disabilities
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Simi Linton

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