The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Civil Rights March Button
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.