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Dick Gregory: How to Survive in America (Canceled)

Fans of Dick Gregory invite you on a journey to make sense out of the chaos in America. JOIN US!

Dick Gregory: How to Survive in America (Canceled)

Fans of Dick Gregory invite you on a journey to make sense out of the chaos in America. JOIN US!

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Funding Canceled
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Last updated September 19, 2015
 

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    ORIGINAL DICK GREGORY EMOJI SET

    For those times when a Dick Gregory expression depicts exactly how you feel.

    Backers who contribute $10 or more receive an easy-download to 10+ Dick Gregory themed cartoon expressions and GIFs to share with your friends, colleagues or family when words simply are not enough.

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    DICK GREGORY HISTORIC DIGITAL COLLECTION

    Gain unique access to this rare, vintage, digital collection of behind the scenes photographs, articles, interviews, and more with Dick Gregory and friends of civil disobedience.

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    ORIGINAL POSTER: DICK GREGORY ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATION (11" x 17")

    Unique to this campaign for $20 or more, you get this retro illustration of one of the most prevalent and visionary American voices.

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    EARLY STREAM OF THE DICK GREGORY FILM

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    'NIGGER' AUTOBIOGRAPHY (PDF DOWNLOAD)

    This book should be required reading. Dick Gregory tells the story of one Black man's life from poverty to world-class entertainer and comedian. Most biographies would end here, but Dick Gregory is not content with his incredibly successful career. He details his desire to make the world a better place for all of the disadvantaged.

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    SOLIDARITY WRIST BAND

    #Solidarity is a phrase that best encompasses the purpose of our film. With Dick Gregory as our guide, we will ask questions, find answers, and initiate the exchange of valuable information from one generation to the next.

    Wear this #Solidarity wrist brand to remind yourself and others that information is power.

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    SOCIAL CURRENCY:
    VINTAGE "DICK GREGORY FOR PRESIDENT" DOLLAR BILL

    Own a piece of controversial history with this revolutionary form of promotion featuring Dick Gregory's face at the center of the US $1 bill, Dick Gregory was actually threatened by the government to remove these promotional tools for looking 'too similar' to the $1 Bill back then.

    For a Limited Time Only, and Exclusive to #DickGregoryFilm, we are bringing these vintage pieces of American history back!

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    DICK GREGORY: THE BLACK SURVIVAL GUIDE

    Drawn from over 80 years of experience living in America, this booklet is intended to help readers achieve for themselves what Dick Gregory has had to learn the hard way.

    It is the perfect informational companion to keep in your glove box for the next time you get stopped by the cops!

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    SPECIAL THANK YOU IN FILM CREDITS

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    LIMITED EDITION POSTER: JET MAGAZINE COVER FEATURING DICK GREGORY, REDD FOXX AND RICHARD PRYOR (1979) (18 x 24).

    "Should the word 'Nigger' be banned?" This infamous issue of Jet Magazine is where Richard Pryor drastically changes his views about the word "Nigger." Pryor, Dick Gregory and Redd Foxx are interviewed about their choices, views, and experiences.

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    LIMITED EDITION POSTER: JET MAGAZINE COVER FEATURING DICK GREGORY, JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO (1972) (18 x 24).

    In an article titled "Ex-Beatle Tells How Black Stars Changed His Life," this issue of Jet Magazine covers the influence of black culture on Pop Culture. Through a series of exclusive photos of Dick Gregory in John Lennon and Yoko Ono's home, Lennon shares how Dick Gregory changed his life.

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    VINTAGE "DICK GREGORY FOR PRESIDENT" LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT (SET OF 2) (HIS & HERS)

    This authentic reproduction of 1968 US Presidential campaign boasts "Dick Gregory for President" and features a distressed worn look.

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    DICK GREGORY LAPEL PIN AND T-SHIRT
    (Set Includes Two (2) Shirts and One (1) Lapel Pin)

    Show your support during this presidential year with this limited edition COMBO PACK vintage "Dick Gregory for President" t-shirt and exclusive Lapel Pin of your choice. Makes for the perfect conversation starter -- especially when people start talking about Trump!

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    DICK GREGORY FILM ON BLU-RAY AND DVD

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    LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED PRINT OF
    "NATURAL DIET FOR FOLKS WHO EAT"

    Informative and witty, this introduction to natural foods and good health by Dick Gregory is a great, fun guide for those who want to learn to eat to live, instead of the other way around.

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    LIMITED EDITION PRINT OF THE BOOK "NIGGER"

    Written by Dick Gregory during the American Civil Rights Movement, he comments on his choice of the title in the book's primary dedication:

    "Dear Momma -- Wherever you are, if ever you hear the word "nigger" again, remember they are advertising my book."

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    LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED PRINT OF THE BOOK "UP FROM NIGGER"

    In this follow-up book, Dick Gregory describes the decade in which he evolved from nightclub comedian to human-rights crusader, a decade of personal commitment and high adventure.

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    TICKET TO PRIVATE SCREENING OF THE DICK GREGORY FILM

    Join Dick Gregory and the filmmakers for a special screening of The Dick Gregory Film for our supporters. WE will host a private screening for all of our supporters at the $150 level or above.

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    SIGNED VINYL PRINT "THE DARK SIDE ; THE LIGHT SIDE" COMEDY ALBUM (1968)

    This record showcases Dick Gregory following his run for the White House. This two-record set finds Gregory ruminating on a number of topics, mostly political, such as: How young people can make a difference; How it is more important to learn how to live than it is to be indoctrinated by society and the educational system; and how the Declaration of Independence called for the rise up against a government that had become corrupt and destructive.

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    SIGNED VINYL PRINT "DICK GREGORY'S FRANKENSTEIN" COMEDY ALBUM (1970)

    Maybe the names of the protagonists and antagonists have changed, but the message of "DICK GREGORY'S FRANKENSTEIN" still carries a lot of weight, even into the second decade of the new millennium. Since first appearing on vinyl, Dick Gregory built quite a reputation for his strident political beliefs, evolving from a standup comedian into a social commentator. It is interesting to note how little things have changed since the release of this album in 1970.

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    TWO TICKETS TO PRIVATE SCREENING AT GRAMMY MUSEUM IN LA

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    ULTIMATE DICK GREGORY FAN BUNDLE
    “Behind The Scenes” Package
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6-set) Vintage Vinyl Record Collection
    ( 1 ) Original Mixtape
    ( 4 ) Books
    ( 2 ) Hat
    ( 2 ) Dick Gregory For PresidentShirt
    ( 4 ) Lapel Pins
    ( 2 ) Solidarity Wristband

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    EXCLUSIVE DICK GREGORY ANGRY VOICEMAIL RECORDING

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT

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    WE'LL SHOW YOU SOME LOVE!

    Show some love for Dick Gregory and human rights! We'll give you a shout out on Twitter.

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    MILLION MAN MARCH BUNDLE

    Commemorate the 20th anniversary of the original Million Man March. In this bundle you'll receive a "Dick Gregory for President" T-shirt, a Walk-On the film, signed photo, a Solidarity Wristband, and Special Thank You credit in the film.

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