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button, Disabled People's Civil Rights Day

button, Disabled People's Civil Rights Day

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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 from 1979.
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Object Name
disability awareness
date made
Funky Slogans
place made
United States: California
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in;.9525 cm x 5.715 cm
overall: 2 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 5/16 in; 5.715 cm x 5.715 cm x.79375 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Carr Massi
Protest and Civil Disobedience
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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