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Button, John F. Kennedy, 1960

Button, John F. Kennedy, 1960

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Description
“Viva Kennedy” clubs were part of a grassroots movement that connected Latino communities with Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the 1960 Democratic candidate for president. Operating independently of any political party, these clubs sprang up across the Southwest and Midwest. Kennedy’s widespread support among Latinos (for example, he received 91% of the Latino vote in Texas) helped propel him to victory over his Republican opponent Vice President Richard Nixon.
Object Name
Button
Date made
1960
referenced
Kennedy, John F.
Physical Description
yellow; red (overall color)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/8 in; x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
2004.0180.281
subject
Political Campaigns
Latino
Hispanic
Spanish
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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