Pinback button in support of Community Action Programs
A pinback button for Save Our Services. The button has a white background with blue and red text throughout that reads [Support Community Action Programs / SOS / Save Our Services]. The back of the button has a metal pin with a clasp.
Caption: Community development agencies and community action committees are part of the nationwide Community Action Network created by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 as part of the War on Poverty. The Community Action Program was a new type of social reform program that was federally funded, but managed on the local level in order to best meet specific target population needs.
Caption: Community Action Programs were significantly defunded or underfunded since the late 1970s, but around a thousand programs were still in operation across the United States in the 2010s.
Manufactured by: Unidentified
Object number: 2013.68.65
Date: late 1970s
Medium: ink on paper with metal and plastic
Dimensions: H x W x D: 2 9/16 × 2 9/16 × 5/16 in. (6.5 × 6.5 × 0.8 cm)
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Classification: Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of T. Rasul Murray
Place used: United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights: Unknown - Restrictions Possible