This paperweight is made of a gold medallion. The faces of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis are carved into the gold. The piece marks the 100th year after the start of the Civil War. That anniversary is called a centennial. Parades and other events were planned for the centennial of the Civil War. But, the events were not popular. One reason people did not like the events was that African Americans were left out.
This resource is part of the A State Divided: Exploring the Civil War Through Images collection.