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Roy Wilkin's NAACP cap

Roy Wilkin's NAACP cap

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cap
Date made
before 1963
user
Wilkins, Roy
referenced
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
blue, yellow (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 13.335 cm x 28.575 cm
ID Number
1980.0668.102
accession number
1980.0668
catalog number
1980.0668.102
Credit Line
Aminda B. and Roy Wilkins
subject
Reform Movements
Civil Rights Movement
African American History
African American
African American History
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
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Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
National Treasures exhibit
Clothing & Accessories
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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