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Tray 1 [Assembled by Ken Lawrence] Free All Political Prisoners

Title: Free All Political Prisoners

Subjects: Protest Movements; United States Political Prisoners; Black power United States History 20th century; Prisoners Civil rights

Measurements: 12 x 15 in. tray, 31 Buttons

Housed: Box: 2 Tray: 1

Notes: This arrangement features buttons with expressions against state repression, racism and its violence, and support to free individuals viewed as political prisoners. Solidarity with prisoners’ struggles is a common theme evidenced by buttons supporting Ruiz vs. Estelle, the Pontiac Brothers, Soledad Brothers, The Charlotte Three, the Atmore-Holman brothers, and Walter Collins. Additionally, there are numerous anti-Klan sentiments expressed, some by specific organizations like the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and N.Y. Anti-Klan Network. Some of the celebrated political prisoners are of different countries, like Peru and Puerto Rico.


Preferred Citation: Ken Lawrence collection, 1940-2010, HCLA 6312, Special Collections Library, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University.


Repository: Penn State Special Collections, University Park, PA, USA.


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