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Pen used by Lyndon B. Johnson to sign the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Smithsonian Institution,


2010.45.1a: A pen with a silver-colored nib, black grip, and clear barrel. "The President - The White House" is molded into the clear handle in white lettering. | 2010.45.1b: Black ink on paper, a copy of S. 1564, an act to enforce the fifteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and for other purposes. The act was passed August 6, 1965. | 2010.45.1c: Black ink on paper, a copy of H.R. 6400, a bill before the House of Representatives that purports to enforce the fifteenth amendment of the U.S. Constitution. | 2010.45.1d: A magazine clipping showing an image of Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act | The four items were originally framed together in a commemorative display.
Medium: chrome steel and acrylic
Dimensions: H x W: 6 1/4 x 1/2 in. (15.9 x 1.3 cm)
Object number: 2010.45.1a-d
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Used by: President Lyndon Baines Johnson, American, 1908 - 1973
Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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PAESI : USA (Stati Uniti d'America)
TAG : tag: fountain pens , African American , Civil Rights , law , Local and regional , Politics (Practical) , Race discrimination , race relations , segregation , United States--History--1961-1969