Gregory, Dick [1932 - 2017]. Dick Gregory for President of the United States promotional leaflet - One Vote Can Not Be Sold or Traded. .
Two-sided advertising leaflet designed to look like a dollar bill and promoting Gregory as a write-in candidate. The leaflet features a picture of Gregory. It notes that Your Vote is Legal, Sacred and Private, that One Vote Can Not Be Bought, Sold or Traded. It also encouraged that you "Take this One Opportunity to express your free choice, this country is redeemable, take this to the poll with you and write in Dick Gregory President Mark Lane Vice President." Offered is a pair of these leaflets so they can be displayed showing both front and rear. 6" x 2-1/2". Little wear. Near fine condition.
Dick Gregory was best known as a comedian and as a protestor against the Vietnam War. He ran for President in 1968 as a write-in candidate under the Freedom and Peace Party. Dick Gregory wanted to run under the Peace and Freedom Party but they selected Eldridge Cleaver as their candidate instead. This clever advertisement helped Gregory to obtain more votes than Cleaver did. "Nationally, Gregory outpolled Cleaver, receiving 47,097 votes to Cleaver's 36,623 because Cleaver had been disqualified by some states because of his age." Gregory speaks about this leaflet in a brief Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HOnTKxCZhQ.