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Seller: causenik (3392)
100.0% positive
Ojai, California, US
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Ended Jan 19, 2019 3:19:23 AM
Category: Collectibles:Historical Memorabilia:Political:US:Peace & Anti-War Movements
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Condition: SEE PHOTOS FOR CONDITION. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE BIDDING OR BUYING
OFFERED FOR SALE IS THIS 1 1/4 INCH CELLULOID PINBACK BUTTON IN WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE REALLY NICE SHAPE. HOWEVER, THAT IS JUST MY OPINION. SEE PHOTOS FOR CONDITION, AND YOU BE THE JUDGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE BIDDING OR BUYING. RETURNS ARE NOT ACCEPTED UNLESS THE ITEM IS NOT AS DESCRIBED OR SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS OR HAS SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR DEFECTS NOT VISIBLE IN THE PHOTOS OR OTHERWISE DESCRIBED. GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND ORIGINAL AS DESCRIBED. Check out my other Political and Social Protest and Cause items! Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE This pin was issued in 1967 in opposition to the war in Viet Nam being prosecuted by President Lyndon Johnson. The Pin likens Johnson ( LBJ ) to an ORC, a violent, evil, brutish, aggressive and repulsive character (see image ) in the fantasy writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, in particular The Lord of the Rings, which was very popular among Hippies and other members of the counterculture. The pin in purple and green psychedelic colors reads: LBJ FOR ORC. While the overall concept of orcs draws on a variety of pre-existing mythology, the main conception of the creatures stems from the fantasy writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, in particular The Lord of the Rings. In Tolkien's works, orcs are a brutish, aggressive, repulsive and generally malevolent species, existing in stark contrast with the benevolent Elvish race and generally serving an evil power.Orcs are aggressive scavengers and opportunistic carnivores (with a taste for both in-species cannibalism and human flesh). Violent by nature, they will fight ferociously if compelled or directed by a guiding will, but tend towards more chaotic behavior (including cowardice) if left to their own devices. This underground pinback button pin or badge relates to the Hippie (or Hippy) Counterculture Movement of the psychedelic Sixties (1960's) and Seventies (1970's). That movement included such themes and topics as peace, protest, civil rights, radical, socialist, communist, anarchist, union labor strikes, drugs, marijuana, pot, weed, lsd, acid, sds, iww, anti draft, anti war, anti rotc, welfare rights, poverty, equal rights, integration, gay, women's rights, black panthers, black power, left wing, liberal, etc. progressive political movement and is guaranteed to be genuine as described. The Deacons emerged as one of the first visible self-defense forces in the South and as such represented a new face of the civil rights movement. Traditional civil rights organizations remained silent on them or repudiated their activities. They were effective however in providing protection for local African Americans who sought to register to vote and for white and black civil rights workers in the area. The Deacons, for example, provided security for the 1966 March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi. Moreover their presence in Southeastern Louisiana meant that the Klan would no longer be able to intimidate and terrorize local African Americans without challenge. The strategy and methods that the Deacons employed attracted the attention and concern of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which authorized an investigation into the group’s activities. The investigation stalled, however, when more influential black power organizations such as US and the Black Panther Party emerged after the 1965 Watts Riot. With public attention, and the attention of the FBI focused elsewhere, the Deacons lost most of their notoriety and slowly declined in influence. By 1968 they were all but extinct. In 2003 the activities of the Deacons was the subject of a 2003, “Deacons for Defense.” - See more at: HTTPS://www.blackpast.org/aah/deacons-defense-and-justice#sthash.s6D3h3ZZ.dpufOn July 10, 1964, a group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana led by Earnest “Chilly Willy” Thomas and Frederick Douglas Kirkpatrick founded the group known as The Deacons for Defense and Justice to protect members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) against Ku Klux Klan violence. Most of the “Deacons” were veterans of World War II and the Korean War. The Jonesboro chapter organized its first affiliate chapter in nearby Bogalusa, Louisiana led by Charles Sims, A.Z. Young and Robert Hicks. Eventually they organized a third chapter in Louisiana. The Deacons tense confrontation with the Klan in Bogalusa was crucial in forcing the federal government to intervene on behalf of the local African American community. The national attention they garnered also persuaded state and national officials to initiate efforts to neutralize the Klan in that area of the Deep South. The Deacons emerged as one of the first visible self-defense forces in the South and as such represented a new face of the civil rights movement. Traditional civil rights organizations remained silent on them or repudiated their activities. They were effective however in providing protection for local African Americans who sought to register to vote and for white and black civil rights workers in the area. The Deacons, for example, provided security for the 1966 March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi. Moreover their presence in Southeastern Louisiana meant that the Klan would no longer be able to intimidate and terrorize local African Americans without challenge. The strategy and methods that the Deacons employed attracted the attention and concern of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which authorized an investigation into the group’s activities. The investigation stalled, however, when more influential black power organizations such as US and the Black Panther Party emerged after the 1965 Watts Riot. With public attention, and the attention of the FBI focused elsewhere, the Deacons lost most of their notoriety and slowly declined in influence. By 1968 they were all but extinct. In 2003 the activities of the Deacons was the subject of a 2003, “Deacons for Defense.” - See more at: HTTPS://www.blackpast.org/aah/deacons-defense-and-justice#sthash.s6D3h3ZZ.dpufOn July 10, 1964, a group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana led by Earnest “Chilly Willy” Thomas and Frederick Douglas Kirkpatrick founded the group known as The Deacons for Defense and Justice to protect members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) against Ku Klux Klan violence. Most of the “Deacons” were veterans of World War II and the Korean War. The Jonesboro chapter organized its first affiliate chapter in nearby Bogalusa, Louisiana led by Charles Sims, A.Z. Young and Robert Hicks. Eventually they organized a third chapter in Louisiana. The Deacons tense confrontation with the Klan in Bogalusa was crucial in forcing the federal government to intervene on behalf of the local African American community. The national attention they garnered also persuaded state and national officials to initiate efforts to neutralize the Klan in that area of the Deep South. The Deacons emerged as one of the first visible self-defense forces in the South and as such represented a new face of the civil rights movement. Traditional civil rights organizations remained silent on them or repudiated their activities. They were effective however in providing protection for local African Americans who sought to register to vote and for white and black civil rights workers in the area. The Deacons, for example, provided security for the 1966 March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi. Moreover their presence in Southeastern Louisiana meant that the Klan would no longer be able to intimidate and terrorize local African Americans without challenge. The strategy and methods that the Deacons employed attracted the attention and concern of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which authorized an investigation into the group’s activities. The investigation stalled, however, when more influential black power organizations such as US and the Black Panther Party emerged after the 1965 Watts Riot. With public attention, and the attention of the FBI focused elsewhere, the Deacons lost most of their notoriety and slowly declined in influence. By 1968 they were all but extinct. In 2003 the activities of the Deacons was the subject of a 2003, “Deacons for Defense.” - See more at: HTTPS://www.blackpast.org/aah/deacons-defense-and-justice#sthash.s6D3h3ZZ.dpufOn July 10, 1964, a group of African American men in Jonesboro, Louisiana led by Earnest “Chilly Willy” Thomas and Frederick Douglas Kirkpatrick founded the group known as The Deacons for Defense and Justice to protect members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) against Ku Klux Klan violence. Most of the “Deacons” were veterans of World War II and the Korean War. The Jonesboro chapter organized its first affiliate chapter in nearby Bogalusa, Louisiana led by Charles Sims, A.Z. Young and Robert Hicks. Eventually they organized a third chapter in Louisiana. The Deacons tense confrontation with the Klan in Bogalusa was crucial in forcing the federal government to intervene on behalf of the local African American community. The national attention they garnered also persuaded state and national officials to initiate efforts to neutralize the Klan in that area of the Deep South. - See more at: HTTPS://www.blackpast.org/aah/deacons-defense-and-justice#sthash.s6D3h3ZZ.dpuf THIS IS MY HOBBY AND IS NOT A BUSINESS. THIS AND MY OTHER ITEMS ON EBAY ARE FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTIONS AND WERE NOT INITIALLY ACQUIRED BY ME FOR RESALE. PROCEEDS GO TO BUY OTHER STUFF I AM INTERESTED IN COLLECTING. I AM A MEMBER OF A. P. I .C. (AMERICAN POLITICAL ITEMS COLLECTORS). IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER JOINING. IT IS A GREAT ORGANIZATION! SHIPPING: ITEMS WILL BE SAFELY PACKED TO AVOID DAMAGE DURING SHIPPING. ITEMS ARE SHIPPED BY FIRST CLASS MAIL, ITEMS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS OF RECEIPT OF PAYMENT. SHIPPING TO DESTINATIONS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES BY FIRST CLASS MAIL IS $3.50 IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR ITEMS SENT BY PRIORITY MAIL INSTEAD, PLEASE LET ME KNOW BEFORE PAYING SO I CAN SEND YOU AN INVOICE FOR THE INCREASED AMOUNT. OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, SHIPPING IS $15.00 FOR FIRST CLASS MAIL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR ITEMS SENT BY INTERNATIONAL PRIORITY MAIL INSTEAD, PLEASE LET ME KNOW BEFORE PAYING, SO I CAN SEND YOU AN INVOICE FOR THE INCREASED AMOUNT (APPROX $30). I WILL REDUCE SHIPPING CHARGES ON MULTIPLE ITEMS. ALL I ASK IS THAT YOU LET ME KNOW YOU WOULD LIKE A COMBINED SHIPPING PRICE BEFORE PAYING SO I CAN INVOICE YOU WITH THE REDUCED SHIPPING COSTS. . THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister
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