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Write Me In!

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Write Me In!

Write Me In!

By: Dick Gregory

audio performed by: Cary Hite
genre: Political/Social - Political Science
publication date:12/07/2021
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Humorist and comedian Dick Gregory mounted a pointed write-in campaign for the US presidency in 1968. Far from the sort of candidacy mounted primarily for entertainment value (such as Pat Paulsen's), Gregory used his as a vehicle for advancing a national dialogue and awareness of racial issues, and eventually garnered over 47,000 votes. This book served as his campaign platform and manifesto, mixing straight talk with humorous interludes. A fascinating and particularly accurate touchstone for the zeitgeist of America in 1968.