Description: Vintage and original Dick Gregory two-sided Presidential campaign dollar bills. All three were in circulation at some point. Good condition with centerfold. Measures 6.25” wide x 2.5” tall. Black ink on front and green ink on back side. Good condition with minor weathering from usage. See photos.
About: Dick Gregory gained attention as a comedian in the early 1960s, and was the first black comedian to widely win plaudits from white audiences. He was also noted for his political and social activism, beginning in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He ran for mayor of Chicago in 1967 and ran for president in 1968, producing these dollar bills and other campaign ephemera under the Freedom and Peace Party. Some of these bills were confiscated by federal agents, who claimed they too closely resembled authentic US currency. Gregory later joked that the bills could not be considered counterfeit because everyone knew a Black man’s face would never appear on American money. Learn more about these original campaign bills here.
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