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button, DIA Disabled In Action

button, DIA Disabled In Action

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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. Students at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University founded DIA, Disabled in Action, in 1970, to advocate for the rights 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)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 2 1/8 in;.635 cm x 5.3975 cm
overall: 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 5/16 in; 5.23875 cm x 5.23875 cm x.79375 cm
ID Number
1999.0263.05
accession number
1999.0263
catalog number
1999.0263.5
Credit Line
Gift of Carr Massi
subject
Disabilities
Protest and Civil Disobedience
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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