75 Years of Negro Progress Exposition Pinback, Detroit, 1940

75 Years of Negro Progress Exposition, souvenir pinback. Diam. 1 in. An Exposition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, celebrated May 10-19, 1940. The Exposition focused on wisdom, freedom, tolerance, enlightenment, and interracial dialogue. The Detroit celebration has been largely overshadowed by a similar exposition in Chicago during that summer which began on July 4th and has been called the "Negro World's Fair." 



Verso oxidized. 

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