Historic Heroes Buttons (ACLU Donation)

100% of this purchase goes to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), learn more about them here.

Between the 1890s and 1920s, Americans expressed their political, social, and cultural views with pins and buttons affixed to their hats and shirts. That time period is marked by huge cultural shifts and a more widespread consciousness of inequality, racism, misogyny, classism, and suffering the United States. This consciousness was the result of trailblazing efforts by men and women from all walks of life and backgrounds. The Progressive Era is often associated with white Americans and paternalistic movements. However, there were just as many people of color fighting the injustices of the day through art, demonstrations, and literature. They laid the groundwork for the freedoms we enjoy now. These pins celebrate the heroes often overlooked in the history books, and bring awareness to the historical efforts for change. We’ll be adding more pins in the future.

All proceeds go directly to the ACLU to support all those fighting for progressive causes today.

Below under “Ingredients” are short biographies of some of these important figures:

 

Historic Heroes Buttons (ACLU Donation)