Button, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 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

2004.84.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Donated by Laura A. Young in Memory of Kathryn Emerson-Buntin.

Material

Metal
Plastic laminate

Color

White (Color)
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.125 in

Inscriptions

front of button: MARCH ON WASHINGTON / FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM / AUGUST 28, 1963

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