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Dick Gregory for President Dollar

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0172

This collection houses a phony dollar dated November 5, 1968 promoting civil rights activist Dick Gregory for President and Mark Lane for Vice President. These souvenirs were handed out to students when Gregory spoke at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the winter of 1968-1969.

Dates

  • 1968 November 5

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses a phony dollar dated November 5, 1968 promoting civil rights activist Dick Gregory for President and Mark Lane for Vice President. These souvenirs were handed out to students when Gregory spoke at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the winter of 1968-1969.

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Claxton Dick Gregory was a civil rights activist in the 1960s. His first invitation to speak on the University of Tennessee Campus was vetoed by Chancellor Charles Weaver along with the planned visits of African-American Member of Congress Adam Clayton Powell and pro-drug activist Timothy Leary. These cancellations led to student activism to promote an open speaker policy, which was implemented by the winter of 1968. After this policy took effect, Gregory was allowed to speak at UT.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to University Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480