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Civil Rights March Button

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | January 12, 2018

The button was used during the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. in 1963, where Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Over 250,000 attended the March organized by the NAACP.