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Object Name: Political pin-back 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 pull-back button; some rusting along crimp; white background with black lettering; black and white image of two hand reachign for a dove; obverse "W.E.B DuBOIS / CLUBS OF AMERICA" reverse ""ACE" / 680 B'DWAY / N.Y. 12-GR 5- 3485 / Buttons, Banners, / Flags, Gavels"
Credit Line: Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Object Number: 2003.64.37
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Marks: crimp: black lettering "Ace 680 Broadway N. Y. 10012"\

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W.E.B. DuBois was an early Civil Rights Leader of African-Americans. He wanted to see the African-American community develop control over its own churches, schools, social clubs, and businesses. He believed that a community which controlled its own basic institutions was in a better position to make its own decisions and work for its own advancement. The W.E.B. DuBois Clubs of America were an alternative to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.