Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Button, 1968-1970

Summary

The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. led a non-violent campaign for civil rights. His leadership during the turbulent 1950s and 1960s urged on legislative and social change. This button -- created after King's assassination in 1968 -- commemorates his efforts to secure freedom and justice for African Americans.

The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. led a non-violent campaign for civil rights. His leadership during the turbulent 1950s and 1960s urged on legislative and social change. This button -- created after King's assassination in 1968 -- commemorates his efforts to secure freedom and justice for African Americans.

Artifact

Button (Information artifact)

Date Made

1968-1970

Subject Date

4 April 1968

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

94.87.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Tin (Metal)
Celluloid (Cellulosic)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Blue
Red
White (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.875 in

Inscriptions

Printed along the edge of the front: HE LEFT FOR THE MOUNTAINTOP/TO BE WITH THE GLORIES OF THE LORD Beneath portrait: DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

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