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Kitten mitten roller derby button

Kitten mitten roller derby button

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Description (Brief)
Roller derby button is pink with a cat face in the center and "Kitten Mitten " in white. As in skateboarding, buttons are an inexpensive and productive way to spread the roller derby culture throughout the world.
Modern roller derby began in 2001 after four teams were formed and founded under the Bad Girls Good Women Productions name. In 2002, the Texas Rollergirls were formed from 65 members of the first BGGW teams after a disagreement over management practices caused a permanent split. BGGW took the remaining 15 skaters and became the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls forming a banked track league. The flat track derby uses a not-for-profit organizational model with skaters running the leagues and using their own money to buy rink time, produce tournaments, print programs and putting any money earned back into the organization.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button, roller derby
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in; 2.54 cm
ID Number
2016.3108.40
nonaccession number
2016.3108
catalog number
2016.3108.40
subject
Roller Derby
Professional
Women
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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