Black and white photograph of two men with blue and red text on a white background
copyright 1976 MILLENNIUM GROUP INC. 924 CHERRY ST. PHILA..PA 19107
This button was most likely commissioned to be used during Carter’s 1976 Presidential campaign. His previous political experience included being a member of his local board of education, a Georgia State Senator and later as Governor of Georgia. Carter first appeared on the cover of Time Magazine on the May 31, 1971 issue as a new, progressive governor. James Earl Carter Jr. served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977-1981. African Americans supported Carter’s liberal ideals and were optimistic that Carter’s upbringing in a largely African American community would be to their advantage.