Button, Equal Rights in '63

Button, Equal Rights in '63

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty (1963–68) had a major impact on the racial and ethnic composition of the workforce. Increasingly many individuals found fewer racial barriers to higher-paying manufacturing and white-collar jobs. Rather than falling victim to laboring in apparel sweatshops, some workers turned to alternatives in the service industries or even public assistance.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Button
date made
1963
associated date
1963
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
red, white, blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in; x 3.175 cm
ID Number
1989.0486.021
catalog number
1989.0486.21
accession number
1989.0486
subject
Civil Rights Movement
Protest and Civil Disobedience
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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