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Object Name: Button
Date: ca. 1964
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Medium: Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Circular political pin-back button; white background with blue lettering, and blue background with white lettering; "FREEDOM RIDE / CORE"
Credit Line: Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number: 2003.64.41
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Marks: crimp: blue lettering "ACE 680 B'WAY N.Y.C."

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Starting in 1961, the Freedom Ride CORE organized dozens of trips to the Deep South by Northern students and Civil Rights activists. The goal of these trips was to protest the racial segragation in the Southern United States.