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Object Name Plate, License
Title License plate, Kentucky NAACP
Catalog Number 1998.44
Creator Wayne Laibe Company
Date c. 1975
Material(s) Tinplate
Dimensions H-6 W-11.5 inches
Description This is a blue stamped tinplate license plate with raised white outline of U.S. map. On the side there is an image of an open book and scales symbol in circle on left. There is a white pinstripe border and four holes pierced in corners for mounting. The license plate states; "KENTUCKY/N.A.A.C.P./WAYNE LAIBE CO., LIMA, O."
Notes The Kentucky NAACP was founded in the 1910s. Its Louisville branch labored for three years, until 1917, to overturn the Louisville Residential Ordinance. The organization also lobbied against lynching, securing the passage of an antilynching law in 1920. Beginning in the 1930s, the NAACP worked to improve race relations, end segregation in public schools, and the election of black candidates.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Wayne Laibe Company
Subjects NAACP
License plates
Travel
Transportation
Search Terms Kentucky
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS