Dick Gregorythe pioneering standup comedian and civil rights activist who made his advocacy work a key component of his on-stage persona, died Saturday night in Washington, D. He was Gregory was active on the standup and public speaking circuit on and off for more than a half-century.
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Dick Gregory has made a name for himself in many areas: as an athlete, comedian, civil rights activist, author, nutritionist, outspoken defender of peaceful solutions to overseas conflicts, and, in the s, elder statesman of every issue he has ever taken on. Perhaps his greatest success, however, was simply in overcoming the extreme poverty into which he was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 12,
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A renown comedian, Dick Gregory born used his wit and humor to advance his deep interest in civil rights and world peace. Louis, Missouri. In some ways his humble beginnings fueled the topical racial comedy which catapulted him into fame in the s.
Here we have a biography as well as links to his activities today Louis, Mo. Reared in poverty, Gregory began working at an early age to help support his family.
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Thank you! Another attempt to debunk the purity and righteousness of the Pilgrims, Founding Fathers, pioneers, happy slaves, entrepreneurs, and other protagonists of White American history. The trinonymous author turns out to be no obscure moralist, but Dick Gregory himself.