Have you ever thought much about the peace symbol? It's certainly more than a circle and three lines. It's significance to the antiwar movement, to other peace and justice efforts across the globe is significant, as described here.
The peace symbol stands for the letters ND - standing for nuclear disarmament.:
"One of the most widely known symbols in the world, in Britain it is recognised as standing for nuclear disarmament --and in particular as the logo of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). In the United States and much of the rest of the world it is known more broadly as the peace symbol. It was designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom, a professional designer and artist and a graduate of the Royal College of Arts."
Here in the University Libraries we even have a DVD about this simple symbol:
A circle and three lines: A film
Holtom, Gerald.; Selby, Jan.; Kolsbun, Ken.; Hamilton, Brandon.; Gottlieb, Ben.; Tahija, Rodney.
[St. Paul, MN : Quiet Island Films] c2009
The DVD is only ten minutes long and worth a look. It's available anytime the Walter Library SMART Learning Center is open from our Media Collections. There is onsite viewing available as well.
Take a few minutes to learn more about this simple, but powerful symbol