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Write in Dick Gregory President Peace and Freedom

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Write in Dick Gregory President Peace and Freedom
ca. 1968
Overall: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
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Circular metal pin-back button "Write in/DICK GREGORY/PRESIDENT/PEACE AND FREEDOM"; black, red and yellow.
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Through the 1960s, Richard Claxton Gregory, African American comedian and civil rights activist, spent more time on social issues and less time on performing. He participated in marches and parades to support a range of causes, including opposition to the Vietnam War, world hunger, and drug abuse.He ran for president in 1968 as a write-in candidate for the Freedom and Peace Party, a splinter group of the Peace and Freedom Party, and received 1.5 million votes.
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group