Political Campaign Button, "Cleaver for President," 1968

Summary

The Peace and Freedom Party selected Eldridge Cleaver for president in 1968. Cleaver was a member of the militant Black Panther Party and served as the organization's minister of information -- a chief spokesman for the group. The Black Panthers sought economic, social and political equality for oppressed minorities using force if necessary.

The Peace and Freedom Party selected Eldridge Cleaver for president in 1968. Cleaver was a member of the militant Black Panther Party and served as the organization's minister of information -- a chief spokesman for the group. The Black Panthers sought economic, social and political equality for oppressed minorities using force if necessary.

Artifact

Button (Information artifact)

Date Made

1968

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

2001.48.39

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Brass (Alloy)
Plastic laminate
Paper (Fiber product)

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.75 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: CLEAVER FOR PRESIDENT

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