A I

Object Number: 
2011.40.13
Date: 
1980-2000
Medium: 
Plastic, metal
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Description: 
White on black, "A I", the "I" has a flame as if it were a candle, with barbed wire surrounding it.
Gallery Label: 
The button depicts the symbol of Amnesty International. Founded in 1961, Amnesty is dedicated to protecting human rights worldwide with a particular focus on political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. In 1977, at which time it had almost 2,000 groups in 33 countries, it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ted and Eileen Rowland
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group