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Object Name: Shoes
Date: 2016
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Medium: Syntethic materials
Dimensions: Overall: 6 1/2 × 3 × 9 in. (16.5 × 7.6 × 22.9 cm)
Description: Blue pumps, size 7W
Credit Line: Gift of Kelly Jacobs
Object Number: 2016.42.8ab
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Marks: Marked: All man-made material / made in China

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The shoes were part of the ensemble worn by Mississippi delegate Kelly Jacobs, whose striking dress printed with images of Barack and Michelle Obama attracted considerable attention at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and garnered a photograph on the front page of the New York Times.

A community activist and four-time delegate from rural DeSoto County, Jacobs is a self-proclaimed "political fashionista" who wears her exuberant, homemade designs for strategic purposes: to make a bold statement and provide a conversation starter when registering voters, getting out the vote, and reminding her fellow citizens in Republican-dominated DeSoto County that they have voting options.