Pinback button for the CDA Community Staff Action Committee
A white pinback button for the CDA / Community Staff Action Committee. At the center of the button black text reads [Community]. Above and below the text are etched drawings of people. Text at the bottom of the button reads [CDA / Community Staff Action Committee]. The exterior edge of the button has a manufacturer's stamp printed in black ink. 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: 2013.68.40
Date: after 1964
Medium: ink on paper with metal and plastic
Dimensions: H x W x D: 3 1/16 × 3 1/16 × 1/4 in. (7.8 × 7.8 × 0.6 cm)
See more items in: National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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 depicted: United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights: Unknown - Restrictions Possible