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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design features a bust portrait of Booker T. Washington, an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. The reverse design features two African-American men wearing nothing but pants. One stands while the other sits on a stack of books. A series of small buildings are pictured to the men's proper lower right while a larger building is pictured at their proper upper left. The men look to their proper right.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1970

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: BOOKER T. WASHINGTON / 1856 / 1915 / 19©70 / THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY reverse: EDUCATION / CITIZENSHIP / RALPH J. MENCONI Sc. edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

coins & medals

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

3154.89

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Booker T. Washington Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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