Button, "I am a Civil Rights Marcher," 1963

Summary

More than 250,000 civil rights advocates showed up at this peaceful march to support unity, jobs, and a new Civil Rights bill being proposed by President Kennedy. Television viewers nationwide watched African Americans and whites march together, united behind a common cause. Songs and speeches at this march included Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

More than 250,000 civil rights advocates showed up at this peaceful march to support unity, jobs, and a new Civil Rights bill being proposed by President Kennedy. Television viewers nationwide watched African Americans and whites march together, united behind a common cause. Songs and speeches at this march included Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Artifact

Button (Information artifact)

Date Made

1963

Subject Date

28 August 1963

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

2000.32.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plastic laminate
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

White (Color)
Blue
Red

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.375 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: AUGUST 28th 1963 / I Am a / Civil Rights / Marcher / WASHINGTON, D.C. Logo: AFL-CIO / LOCAL 64 / UNION MADE

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