DETAILS: Original Korean War black civil rights pinback button demanding an end to racial segregation in the United States military. Side curl reads: US Pat.
Applied For Louis Udell Guthrie. Outstanding patriotic design featuring an African American and White soldier sharing one set of chained legs with an eagle carrying the "Bill Of Rights" and a waving American flag. One of only five examples known to still exist. BACKGROUND: Despite Harry Truman issuing Executive Order 9981 in the summer of 1948 desegregating the military, many commanders ignored it.MacArthur in 1951 for his defiance causing a more rapid transition under Gen. However by the Korean War segregation still flourished in many parts of the US military. GUARANTEE: We offer a lifetime guarantee on all of our items to be authentic originals issued by the organization stated. They are not later re-issues or reproductions. We forensically examine all of our items prior to listing to make certain they are authentic.
Oxxbridge Galleries was founded in 1987 and specializes in paper items with a particular emphasis on counter culture and civil rights. You will be pleased by the friendliness and knowledge of our staff.