Roy Wilkin's NAACP cap

Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, wore this cloth hat during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
before 1963
Wilkins, Roy
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
blue, yellow (overall color)
overall: 5 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 13.335 cm x 28.575 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Clothing & Accessories
Government, Politics, and Reform
Reform Movements
Civil Rights Movement
African American History
National Treasures exhibit
African American
African American History
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
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Political History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
National Treasures exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Publication title
Treasures of American History online exhibition
Publication author
National Museum of American History
Publication URL
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